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Ruckers Double soundboard painting by Diana Ford 68K jpeg 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 Malcom Rose red & yellow 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 (Reverse Johannes)
  & case rim (Single Mask Medallion)
Handpainted Solider Blue exterior, Grey 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 • MMXIX

Private commission, Sydney NSW

 

 

Ruckers Double harpsichord: Coupler dogs 73K jpeg Ruckers Double harpsichord: Painting the case exterior 69K jpeg
Regulating the coupler dog height Painting the case exterior

Ruckers Double harpsichord: Gilding & papering completed 80K jpeg Ruckers Double harpsichord: Stringing completed 92K jpeg
Gilded mouldings & case papering completed Stringing completed

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