William Mitchell

Harpsichords

Franco-Flemish harpsichord.


Flemish turned leg stand.
Coloured Jacobean dark oak, French polished and waxed.
Gold leaf on all moldings.
Decorated soundboard in egg tempera.
Oil painting inside the lid showing a sea scene off the North British coast.
Ruckers 'arabesque' papers inside the keywell and above the soundboard.
Transposing A=440 Hz to A=415 Hz.
Disposition: 2 x 8 foot + 1 x 4 foot + lute (buff).
Compass: FF to f3 -
61 notes - 5 octaves
Sliding shove coupler.
 

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