PLUCKED FROM A SKIP
What is it? A parlour guitar by London maker Louis Panormo (17841843), the label dated 1830 and bearing the address 46 High Street, Bloomsbury, it had a soundboard decorated with rosewood and maple stringing set with mother-of-pearl circles, an ebonised neck, and maple back and sides.
What makes it special? Peter Wilson specialist Chris Large knows his guitars, thankfully (he actually makes copies of baroque examples).
This instrument needed substantial restoration, but its owner took it to the Nantwich saleroom and Chris’s valuation saved it from the skip.
How much did it sell for? Still retaining its original case, it sold for £2,000 and is on its way to a new home in Canada.