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|The Ruckers Double Harpsichord
2 x 8´, 1 x 4´,
buff on back 8´
CAREY BEEBE • MMXI
Commission for Royal Opera House, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
|Oil gilding the rose
Carey Beebe demonstrating oil gilding of the harpsichord soundboard rose.
|Priming the harpsichord case
Carey Beebe applying primer to a Ruckers Double Harpsichord case.
|Marbling the harpsichord
Time-lapse of Carey Beebe marbling the spine of a Ruckers Double Harpsichord.
|Hand-rubbed varnishing the marbled harpsichord
Carey Beebe hand-rubbing the first coat of varnish on the marbled Ruckers Double Harpsichord cheek.
|Lining the marbled harpsichord exterior
Carey Beebe delineating the exterior marbled areas of the Ruckers Double Harpsichord
|Soundboard decoration||Hinging the lid|
|Mouldings completed on oak stand table||Marbling with green case bands|
|Gluing on the sharps||Lower keyboard completed with leather fronts|
|Exterior marbling completed with trompe l’oeil lines and case varnished||Case interior papered and instrument ready for stringing|
|Instrument strung and ready for action installation||Back 8´ jacks fitted|
|Lid papered with ashgrain moiré and borders||Playing instrument on stand|
|Lettering the Latin motto||Detail of completed lid decoration with arabesques|
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