Late 19th century English guitar by and labelled C. Barbe, Musical Instrument Maker and Importer of French Painting Brushes, 60 Quadrant, Regent Street, London; Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood, surface marks but generally good for age; Top: fine grain spruce; Fretboard: ebony; Frets: worn and lifting; Hardware generally good; Other: neck requires resetting with split to the heel; Case: original ebonised coffin case; Weight: 1.08kg; Overall condition: in need of restoration

Estimate: £500 – £1,000 (Buyers Premium of 24% inclusive of VAT @20%)