Technical description: Single manual Italian harpsichord. Inner-outer case construction. Compass 51|notes: C₂ - D₆ [C - d''']. Two registers: 2 × 8-ft. Distal register fixed, proximal register movable using block on register itself. Repair History: An X-ray analysis of the balance rail shows that the original compass was C₂/E/2 - F₆ [C/E - f'''] with split accidentals, 49|notes. The instrument went through an intermediate state between this original state and its present state. Flap cut in side of case suggests there was at some point a stop mechanism protruding from the treble side. Inside lid painting thought to be modern. Restored by Leslie Ward in 1948; later work by John Barnes.
sheila barnes, 2007.
Bought by Raymond Russell in 1947.; Gift of Mrs Gilbert Russell, 1964.