Violin by Frederick William Chanot, London, 1905
The Chanot family were distinguished violin makers from the late 18th century in Paris and London. Born in 1857, Frederick William Chanot established himself in London in 1874, after studying with his grandfather, Georges Chanot in Paris. He was initially based in Berners Street, but later moved to Wardour Street and Covent Garden, where he made, sold and repaired instruments. His violins are typically French in style, strongly built with fine outline and modelling and softly textured oil varnish.
This violin, dated 1905, has a one piece back of strong, wide curl, and deep amber varnish.
This instrument is for sale at Stringers of Edinburgh for £16,000
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