The case of this instrument is in beautiful condition and dates from the late 18th century or very early 19th century. The case is possibly by Broadwood or Culliford. It has been sensitively cleaned so as to retain its original patina. Within the case is a new single manual harpsichord by Andrew Nolan, built in an original English style, with excellent craftsmanship. The keyboard is very much in the period style with keyplates of recycled ivory. These could be replaced with bone or imitation ivory if required for export. The stand and case brassware are also original
Compass GG/AA-f3, the low FF# being missing in order to give the impression of a symmetrical keyboard, customary c.1775.
Both 8 foot registers play well and produce a warm and rich English sound.
The instrument is strung in iron and brass and is currently tuned to A=415, although it has been previously tuned to A=440.
The instrument is part of a private collection and is available for viewing at the owner’s house.
Price: £9,995 (offers invited)
Location: Wiltshire, UK.
Contact: Malcolm Archer firstname.lastname@example.org