An unusual old five-course (ten string) bowlback mandolin/lute type instrument, probably from about 1860. Origin unknown but in some ways resembles a Genoese-style mandolin or mandola. Note seam separation to table and two cracks in the bowlback.
Does not appear to be separate ribs but a single piece of wood. This item is in the category "Antiques\Musical Instruments (Pre-1930)\String". The seller is "kontrapunktus1685" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.