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Ruckers Double soundboard painting by Diana Ford 173K 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 (Reverse Pellegrino)
Handpainted Philadelphia Blue exterior, Colonial White 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


School of Music, Australian National University, Canberra ACT

ANU School of Music 7K gif


Ruckers Double harpsichord: Stand leg storage 76K jpeg Ruckers Double harpsichord: Table stand drawer detail 56K jpeg
Table stand leg storage for transit Table stand drawer, detail of underside

Ruckers Double harpsichord: Hinging the lid flap 55K jpeg Ruckers Double harpsichord: Lid detail at tail 37K jpeg
Hinging the lid flap Lid detail at tail

Ruckers Double harpsichord: First coat of exterior color 71K jpeg Ruckers Double harpsichord: Keywell papered 79K jpeg
First coat of exterior color Keywell papered

Ruckers Double harpsichord: Pinned and ready for stringing 90K jpeg Ruckers Double harpsichord: Stringing in progress 99K jpeg
Instrument pinned and ready for stringing Stringing in progress

Ruckers Double harpsichord: Lower keyboard installed 74K jpeg Ruckers Double harpsichord: Preparing the quills 81K jpeg
Lower keyboard installed Preparing the quills

Ruckers Double harpsichord: Installing front 8´ jacks 94K jpeg
Installing front 8´ jacks

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