Delightful mid 19th.c. wooden cello case c.1860. Painted black with original painted lettering for R.Macleay. Retaining the original fitted interior, shaped for the body of the instrument, with blue felt lining, turned stays for the bow and two small hinged door compartments. With a paper label from the instrument maker S.A Forster of Soho Square, London. The two little interior doors are loose and the lock is missing, otherwise very good unrestored condition with original brass handles, hinges and catches.
Dimensions: width 19”, depth 13”, height 51”.
Simon Andrew Forster (1801 – 1870) Was son of the rather better known violin maker William Forster (1739 – 1808) and co-author with S. A. Sandys of The History of the Violin (1864).