17th Century French double manual harpsichord by Robert Duffy, 2015 bearing similarities to the 1667 instrument (anon.) in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The instrument is painted pale grayish green with white interior. Fully painted soundboard and lid (after Jacob van Ruisdael — View of Deventer) by Ted Robertson. Blond white oak apron stand with 8 ball and trumpet turned legs. Compass is GG-d’’’, 2x8’, 1x4’, buff, strung in brass with wooden jacks and delrin plectra. Keyboards are ebony and bone topped holly with hand carved trefoil arcades and elevator screws for seasonal adjustment. Keyboards transpose one note for a=415. The case measures 84 1/2” long and 32 1/2” wide with a 6 1/4" octave span. A padded cover, music stand and full tool kit is included. The instrument has been used only for concerts in Indianapolis area, and has been owned only by builder.
10/11/21 Listed at $29,500.
5/1/22 This instrument has been sold.