Romantic lady’s guitar, circa 1830.

Charles Nicolas BERNARD, Mirecourt 1799-1878, said CABASSE-BERNARD, adding the name of his wife, Jeanne CABASSE, according to regional tradition.

Iron mark inside: “CABASSE BERNARD à MIRECOURT”.

One-piece quilted maple back. Sides of the same species lined with ebony binding.

Spruce sounboard decorated with fine ebony and mother-of-pearl marquetry. Rose of the same decor. Easel plated with mother-of-pearl and carved at its ends with stylized foliage. Ebony veneered neck and peg. Elm case lined with velvet and silk.

With its period method found inside.

16 pearl frets. Length: 89cm. Scale length: 62