A double manual harpsichord. The casework of oak veneered and cross banded in mahogany with chevron stringer, top of lid and front of foreboard en-suite. The keywell applied with a lavish marquetry, the keyblocks, keyslip, middle rail and homeboard being veneered in walnut and inlaid with traced patterns of seaweed and flowers in sand shaded green and rose stained sycamore and fruitwood. In the centre of the fascia is a trophy of musical instuments and manuscript pages within a scalloped shell flanked by two winged figures with trumpets to their lips. Fully adjustable music desk with sliding candle shelves either side.
Jacob & Abraham Kirckman [Corporation]
National Trust, Osterley Park
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London (Timezone: Europe/London)
- View the original record:http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/771965