Good 19th century French small bodied guitar, possibly by Boulangier, labelled Madame R. Sidney Pratten, 38 Welbeck Street, Cavendish Square, London, 1863; Back and sides: figured birds eye maple with bands of ebony and ivory, small crack to the centre of the back; Table: fine grained spruce with decorative edging and sound hole inlaid with mother of pearl forming a repeated floral pattern, similar inlay to the bridge, hairline crack from the bridge towards the end of body; Fretboard: ebony; Frets: generally good; Case: old tooled leather case and a later protective hard case included; Overall condition: good for age

Estimate £1500 – 2500 (Buyers Premium of 24% inclusive of VAT @20%)

Sold for £1500 (8th March 2018)