French viola bow made by Louis Henry Gillet, ca. 1935

A very fine French viola bow made by Louis Henry Gillet ca.1935-1940. The stick is excellent medium brown pernambuco, octagonal, strong with fine flexibility, handling and excellent sound. This fine example is in a perfect state of preservation. The length of the stick is 72.4 cm and the weight of the bow is 66 g. We recommended this bow to a fine musician or a collector.

Certificates: J.F. Raffin, Paris

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Louis Henry Gillet


1900 – 1950

Price Range

$20,000 – $35,000

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