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4536 HCH

French double by William Dowd

4536

Double manual harpsichord in the French style by William Dowd  1977, Opus 356.  Full chinoiserie case decoration by Sheridan Germann. Painted soundboard by Sheridan Germann.  FF-f"’ transposing A415/A440;  8’, 8’, 4’, buff, with shove coupler. Registers controlled by hand stops. Ebony covered keyboards with bone topped ebony sharps. Platform stand in the style of Louis XVI with full gilding to the stand and fluted legs.  Case decoration to all sides of the instrument, interior and exterior of lid and fall board. Padded non matching adjustable artist bench, tools and padded cover included. 


Light responsive action with a full resonant sound. This instrument has had one owner since built, with meticulous care and maintenance in climate controlled environment.


$40,000.

Listed 1/6/23