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Chamber organ

Chamber organ, c.1750. Dark mahogany case with giltwood organ pipes at the top, curved up to a broken arched central pediment. Balustrade runs around the base of the top section, the cornice below with two fluted columns either side and two arched panels in the centre. Base below the columns is moulded with three bands of carving. The lower moulding carved as an oak wreath. The lower part of the organ is squared with two doors on the front with carved borders. A band of wave carving (vitruvian scroll) around the top, egg and dart moulding around the base. Curved (ogee) bracket feet. Four stops in front (one knob missing). A door in the sides of the upper part has a metal grill within a shaped frame.

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  • Repository:National Trust, Calke Abbey