William Mitchell

Harpsichords

Franco-Flemish harpsichord

Flemish turned leg stand.
Coloured deep Jacobean dark oak, French polished and waxed.
Gold leaf on all moldings and inside lid and flat.
Decorated soundboard in egg tempera.

Flowers in acrylics along the borders of the lid and flap which bear the inscriptions:

MUSICA DONUM DEI in the flap and SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI in the lid.

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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