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Oblong chest, hinged along front and back. Upper part lifts up and lower drops down. Painted under-lid, and lower panel. Integral supporting stand. Decorated soundboard, gilded edges. Painted panel in front of keyboards. Compass 4 and half octaves from BB-f. Accidental keys black, while usually white ones are golden brown. Set of strings (one to a note) runs diagonally from farther left corner to nearer right, starting with largest (lowest). Tuning pegs on right. Jack-rail diagonally across line of the strings, jacks grouped in twos down diagonal line. Jacks adjustable for voicing and each must be removed and separately trimmed.

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    Leversidge, Adam
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    Ashmolean Museum
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    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Inscriptions:signature and date: Adamus Leversidge Londini Fecit 1670 (Label on jack rail)
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  • Repository:Ashmolean Museum
  • Measurements:170 cm length; 54.5 cm width; 150 cm with lid fully open height; 22.3 cm without lid depth; 30.8 cm maximum lid closed depth