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Ruckers Double 51K jpeg The Ruckers Double Harpsichord

2 x 8⁠´, 1 x 4⁠´, buff on back 8⁠´
Stop registers worked by levers through nameboard
Two 56+1-note reverse keyboards GG–d''' A392/A415/A440
Wooden jacks with celcon plectra
Gilded rose
Soundboard painting after early Ioannes Ruckers by Diana Ford
Handpainted exterior, bright mouldings
Flemish printed papers to keywell, soundboard rim & lid interior
Turned trestle stand in French oak
Oak music desk & lid sticks


Private commission, Auckland, New Zealand

Ruckers Double Harpsichord for New Zealand under construction 32K jpeg
Instrument ready for installation of action

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