Fine antique french master violin of the Thouvenel school made in Mirecourt circa 1830. Fine antique french master violin made circa 1830 in Mirecourt. The violin is beautifully made and very close in style of the best works of Jean-Baptiste Thouvenel.The top is made of a single part of spruce, and shows very narrow grain lines, slightly widening to the left. The back is made of a beautiful single piece of flamed maple, the curl. From the left to the right.
At one time of the instrument's life, a new head has been grafted and the neck has been changed. But the changed head is something adding value and beauty to the instrument : the restorer choosed to graft a fantastic 18th century french head on the new neck, a pure beauty, very well accorded to this superb instrument! The varnish, of a delicate orange-brown color, shows a very nice patina and many little nicks showing how intensively it was played. The well-rounded corners, especially on the top, also express highly this sentiment.
The violin is in a fantastic restored condition, with some worm works filled and secured at the center of the top. The violin has been entirely revised and set-up, including an ebony tailpiece, a rosewood chinrest, a set of rosewood and bone heart-shaped pegs in the baroque style, a Despiau bridge and Thomastik Dominant new strings set. On the inside back can be found an old undecipherable label and a restorer signature (Delsalle 1862).The violin is guaranteed 100% authentic. The instrument comes with a new rectangular case of quality. The violin has a deep, mature and warm sound, with some baroque accents, a great projection, and is responsive and easy to play. A fantastic french concert violin that will allow you the most complete repertory! A french violin labelled Delsalle made circa 1830 - YouTube. Video will open in a new window. The item "FINE OLD ANTIQUE FRENCH VIOLIN OF THE THOUVENEL SCHOOL CA 1830 LISTEN & WATCH" is in sale since Monday, October 2, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Orchestral\Violins". The seller is "ames-anciennes" and is located in Toulouse. This item can be shipped worldwide.