Harpsichord, all parts of the structure of the instrument are pine. The case is marbled, having panels of red streaked with white made to appear recessed within borders of black with blue streaks. The interior is lined with printed paper bearing the words ACTA VIRUM PROBANT 1634 within a decorative border and on the flap, SOLI DEO GLORIA. The keyboard is capped in ivory and is surrounded by printed paper of arabesque design on a blue-grey ground. At the back of the keyboard, in white on black, are printed the words JOANNE RUCKERS ME FECIT ANTERPIAE. The stand has four legs, turned at the top and cabriole on the lower half all with club feet. A single long stretcher joins the two smaller stretchers of each pair of legs. See also HAM/XX/136 b.
National Trust, Ham House
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