Overall length: 59.2 cm Length of body: 35.6 cm Width of upper bout: 16.7 cm Width of middle bout: 11.0 cm Width of lower bout: 20.3 cm Height of ribs: 3.2 cm Vibrating length of strings: 33.2 cm
Back in two pieces of quartersawn maple, with faint flame slanting down from the center. Grain on back is matched at the seam at a V-shaped angle. Table of medium-grained spruce. Original uncut neck, fingerboard, bass bar, and fittings. Short fingerboard, with baroque wedge. Old tailpiece with mother-of-pearl inlay. Yellow-brown varnish. No label. A typical mid-eighteenth-century French instrument, this violin survives in virtually original condition; most seventeenth- and eighteenth-century instruments were routinely subjected to extensive alterations at the end of the eighteenth or early in the nineteenth century to keep abreast with changing playing requirements.