Technical description: English Bentside Spinet. Compass 61 notes, G₁ - G₆ [GG - g''']. One set of 8-ft strings. Uncommon double bentside curve. Case is of solid walnut.
Signature/Marks: Inscribed on the nameboard "Thomas Hitchcock Londini Fecit N S12S"; scratched on the back of the nameboard "1241 of T.H. (the Younger)".
Decoration: The keyboard surround, jackrail and lining are veneered in figured walnut with herringbone banding; ivory natural keys with arcaded fronts, skunktail accidentals.
Repair History: Restored by Robert Goble & Son in 1967; further work and restringing by John Raymond.
Sheila Barnes, 2007.
Bought by Raymond Russell in 1955; ex- H.C. Moffat of Goodrich Court, Ross-on-Wye.; Gift of Mrs Gilbert Russell, 1964.