East Hamilton, Madison county, New York state, United States ca. 1800
25 1/4 x 34 x 20 1/2 in.
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. ----- 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.
Hepplewhite cherry hurdy-gurdy
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style Furniture -- United States
hurdy-gurdies (AAT) musical instruments (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, February 1967 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.