It's been a long (too long at times! ) time coming but I've finally completed this little wonder. When I got this one, most of the braces were rattling around inside, and those that weren't were poking out through the sides... shrunken back has been extended width wise with new wood (while retaining the original painting on the back), sides have been repaired where the braces had poked through, and the whole lot tidied up.
Label inside reads the usual:
By His Majesty's Royal Letters Patent
The Neapolitan Mandoline Co.
I know some folks were interested to hear how this one sounds, so there's a sound clip as well. Enjoy