Rare English Double Bass sells for £63,200


28th June 2021

Highlight of the June Musical Instruments auction was this interesting 18th century English double bass

After competitive bidding it finally sold to an overseas buyer for £63,200 (inclusive of fees) 


A very interesting 18th century English double bass, unlabelled, the two piece back of faint medium curl with similar wood to the sides, the later head of plainish wood, the table of a medium width grain and the varnish of a reddish-brown colour on a golden ground, length of back 42 1/2", stop length 22.75" and vibrating string length 40"

*This instrument is sold with a valuation and appraisal from A. Pryce (Stringed Instruments of Wadhurst), East Sussex) dated 10th October 1989. The double bass was valued by this dealer at £6000 

The sale results can be viewed here

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