Ruckers Double Harpsichord for ANAM 255K jpeg

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The Ruckers Double Harpsichord

2 x 8⁠´, 1 x 4⁠´, buff on back 8⁠´
Stop registers worked by brass levers through nameboard
Two 56+1-note reverse keyboards GG–d''' A392/A415/A440
Tapered pearwood jacks with holly tongues,
  boar bristle springs & Canada goose quill
Strung in Birkett brass, and P-wire
Gilded rose
Soundboard painting by Diana Ford using Australian motifs
  in style of early I Ruckers
Flemish printed papers to keywell (Johannes)
  & case rim (Little Mask)
Handpainted Colonial Green exterior, Japan Silk interior
Gilded mouldings
Seven leg table stand in French oak with leg storage & drawer
Matching stool with buttoned leather seat
Oak music desk & lid sticks

CAREY BEEBE • MMXX

Australian National Acedmy of Music, Melbourne VIC

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