Randolph County, North Carolina, circa 1870. Romantically referred to as a courting dulcimer, this was intended to be played by two people facing each other, with the instrument placed on their laps. It retains its original red and yellow paint decoration.
Exhibited in: Appalachian Strings: The Instruments, Their Makers, The Music at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster, Ohio, June 23 - September 3, 2012.
28" X 14" X 6"