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The French Double Harpsichord after Blanchet
2 x 8´, 1 x 4´, buff to back 8´
CAREY BEEBE • MMIX
Commission for Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
|Oil gilding the Louis XV cabriole stand legs
Carey Beebe oil gilding a Louis XV cabriole leg for the table stand.
|Oil gilding the case bands
Carey Beebe demonstrating oil gilding of the harpsichord case bands.
|Ghosting the 4´ quills
Carey Beebe ghosting the 4´ quills.
|Chipping to pitch
Carey Beebe chipping the newly-strung harpsichord to pitch.
|Inserting the hitchpins
Carey Beebe inserting the 8´ hitchpins in the tail hitchpinrail.
|Nailing the harpsichord keyend cloth
Carey Beebe demonstrating how to nail and trim the keyend cloth for the upper keyboard.
|Backpinning the 8´ bridge
Carey Beebe backpinning the 8´ bridge.
|Inserting the bridgepins
Carey Beebe demonstrating how to insert the bridgepins.
|Drilling for the bridgepins
Carey Beebe demonstrating how to drill the holes for the bridgepins.
|Painting the harpsichord case — Time-lapse
Time-lapse of Carey Beebe applying the first coat of color to a French Double Harpsichord.
|Case with the first coat of color||The seven Louis XV-style legs with their first coat|
|Hitchpins inserted and instrument ready for stringing||The instrument fully strung and pinned|
|Completed keyboards ready for installation||Jacks being fitted|
|Case after gold banding||Gilded Louis XV cabriole legs|
|Completed seven leg Louis XV stand||Harpsichord on stand for the first time|
|Matching stool ready for upholstered top||Lid attached|
|Completed stool with gold velvet buttoned seat||Completed continuo music desk|
|Harpsichord complete (lid painting prepared for)|
|Packed for airfreight to Muscat|
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