My Unlabeled Violin

I know very little about violins. I'm pretty sure this unlabeled violin qualifies as an antique. The top appears to be some kind of spruce, and the back, sides and neck are made of "flamed," or "tiger maple." The black wooden "coffin" style case is probably original to the instrument. It seems to be in pretty good condition. There is just the beginning of a crack or separation of the center seam at the very bottom end of the lower bout.

I purchased it at an estate sale.  I have the soundpost, bridge, tailpiece, chin rest and pegs. I would very much appreciate any information or opinions about its possible origins and age.  I'm planning to have it set up and start learning how to play it. (I harbor no suspicions that it is a valuable violin, I'm just curious.)

Please email info2@ecklunds.com

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