Georges Chanot was one of the top Parisian violin makers of the 19th century and a rival to J.B.Vuillaume. His violins are highly sought after. He worked first with his father Joseph then with other important Parisian masters before opening his own workshop in 1823. He was famous not just as a maker but as an expert and dealer.
This violin has a wonderful tone, highly responsive and resonant and is a real joy to play. It is also attractively priced in that the scroll is not original to this violin but is an authentic work of Chanot, from a later instrument. The violin is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Bernard Millant in Paris.