Georges Chanot cello

Nicolas Lupot, J.B.Vuillaume and George Chanot were all capable of crafting cellos in the style of the classical Cremonese masters. This early 19th century Parisian cello features a striking slab-cut one-piece maple back, its magnificent flames accentuated by a skilfully-patinated varnish. Certificate of authenticity by Jean-Jacques Rampal, Paris.

Price: £140,000