Nicolas Vuillaume, Paris c. 1855

This violin is an excellent example of Nicolas Vuillaume’s craftsmanship. Its tone is robust and brilliant. The varnish is of a rich red-brown color shaded to golden ground. The back is made from two pieces of lightly flamed maple, with matching sides and scroll. The front is made from two pieces of narrow grained spruce. The violin is to be sold with a photo certificate by Bernard Millant, Paris, dated September 9, 1999. In the certificate, Millant comments that the instrument displays stylistic overlap between Vuillaume’s Sainte Cecile and Stentor models and also has elements of the classic Guarnerius model.

Inventory #: 98/10