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4401 HCH

Franco-Flemish double by Achille Christiano


4401 HCH

Franco-Flemish double harpsichord by Achille Christiano 1980:
55 note GG,AA-d"', transposing, 415-440 HZ.  8'8'4' buff.  Keyboard of boxwood and grenadilla with arcades.  Wooden jacks with delrin quilling ( bottom and top adjustment screws) /  Zither tuning pins/    91 1/2" x 35" , 6 1/4" octave.

Rebuild HCH 2022:  HCH is reconditioning the instrument with new voicing and regulation, padded transport cover and full tool set.  

LIsting 7/14/21 @ $28,000.

AUDIO:  Christiano sampling

Fully painted and decorated in late French style with faux inset panels and garlands based on the 1760 Stehlin (Smithsonian) instrument.   Stand is a Louis XVI turned leg platform stand with faux wood patterning.  Achille Christiano was  principal cabinet maker for William Dowd,  later working at the Hubbard shop.  His individual instruments are stunning in craftsmanship and decoration.