Vielle à Roue (Hurdy-Gurdy)

Wood; mother-of-pearl inlay | 1865-70

Jacques Decante

In France, the hurdy-gurdy is known as the vielle à roue (wheel fiddle). This six-stringed musical instrument produces sound by a hand crank-turned wheel that rubs against the strings. The wheel functions much like a violin bow, and single notes soun...
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