Hurdy-gurdy

Published/Created:
East Hamilton, Madison county, New York state, United States
ca. 1800
Physical Description:
25 1/4 x 34 x 20 1/2 in.
Materials:
Cherry; satinwood
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Unique Hepplewhite cherry hurdy-gurdy with fine inlaid case, arched panels of flame satinwood flanked by inlaid pilasters, intricately fitted with large musical drum and boxed keys; according to family tradition, this hurdy-gurdy was made in East Hamilton, New York, ca. 1800.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 2, p. 380, pl. 960.
YUAG catalogue note: Hurdy-gurdies are mechanically-bowed portable string instruments; their melodies are activated by rotating a crank.
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite cherry hurdy-gurdy
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
2504
Genre:
hurdy-gurdies (AAT)
musical instruments (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, February 1967
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 9689 box 2 tiff_complete
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
OID:
10983563
PID:
digcoll:846423