We are pleased to offer an interesting antique Italian harpsichord dating from the seventeenth century. The instrument has an inner-outer case design, 2 x 8' disposition, keyboard C/E-c"' of ebony with bone covered sharps with ivory arcades. A fine rose of veneer and parchment ( possibly incomplete). Bridge and nut have been moved--Indication that the scaling has been lengthened. and the inner instrument case sides cut down--probably after damage to the case. Decoration of the outer case and trestles ( which might well be original) is of later date.
~ Additional photos and
~ An extensive report by John Koster on the instrument.
We are pleased to discuss this instrument with principals and arrange for an inspection here in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.