History of the Stewarts | Historical Objects
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The clarsach is made up of three parts: the soundbox, the forepillar, and the harmonic curve. These three elements have been mortised together, the joints settling and distorting under the tension of the strings.
In the early 16th century, the clarsach passed as a marriage dowry from the Lamont family to the Robertsons of Lude in Perthshire. It was preserved by this family for several generations before passing to John Stewart of Dalguise