Late 19th century French parlour guitar branded Cherpitel Pecheur, a Mirecourt to the inner back, labelled ‘Model of guitar as used by Sidney Pratten and the Princess Louise and the Princess Beatrice, London, 1881’, the open peg box with engraved brass strip tuners, seventeen fret ebony fingerboard, birds eye maple back and sides and spruce top with mother of pearl inlaid ebony rosette to the sound hole and multi-band purfling to the edges, case

Estimate £500 – 800

Sold for £700 (18th June 2015)