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Harp String Box: M.12.2-1941

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Harp String Box


Domed and tapered rectangular japanned tin string box. 33 slots for strings, string slots have the letter names painted in black and the octaves hand written above them. There is a strip of paper with the string numbers up to 36 stuck on the inside of the lid above the note names. The exterior of the box is black with flowers and gold leaves painted on it. Still contains many strings in numbered waxed paper packets; one is printed 'J. Geo. Morley/Harp Maker'.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs. Norah K. Chadwick

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.5 cm
Length: 42 cm
Width: 12 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1941) by Chadwick, Norah, K., Mrs

Components of the work

Packets composed of paper

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Fitzwilliam Museum/Cambridge/Presented by Mrs. H.M. Chadwick/April 1941
  • Location: Inside box
  • Method of creation: Loose
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.12.2-1941
Primary reference Number: 204580
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 16 July 2015 Updated: Tuesday 6 October 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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