Selling for a customer. Zuckerman Flemish single. GG to d. 2 x8ft and buff Transposes to 415 Herz 2090mm long. 845mm wide. Plastic jacks. Case and paintwork in excellent order Beautiful soundboard painting and lid by Sheila Barnes.. Currently stored in a rather damp area and as a result some keys are sticking as are the registers. This would probably ‘reverse’ if put in normal humidity. Single, very minor split at the treble of soundboard.
Robert Goble double manual harpsichord, 1958 Beautiful condition, fully working subject to tuning, has been well kept in our house at even temperature and humidity for the last ten years. Used only very occasionally. Buff and lute stops. Wooden jacks and delrin plectra. 215 cm length, 100 cm width, 93 cm height
Robert Goble Bentside Spinet made 1950. Ideal instrument for anyone interested in early music. The instrument plays well although the sound board is slightly split. Probably needs an overhaul. We have had it for about 20 years, when acquired Goble did work on it. Five octave compass Case walnut veneer. Height 81 – 137cm, Keyboard width, 117cm, Straight edge,140cm Comes with tuning tool and a Seiko Chromatic tuner, ST-909. Buyer to collect and insure
John Morley Wing Spinet with nylon jacks and delrin plectra. Walnut finish with fluted legs. Model no. 2287, c. 1972. Requires some restoration work to keys and action. Buyer to arrange and pay for collection and transportation
Single manual Flemish harpsichord dated 1993 after the 1638 double manual Ruckers in the Russell Collection. Made by Roger Palmer in Dorset. Compass of 4 octaves & 7 notes (GG/BB – d3) 2×8′, 1×4′ & buff stop and is transposing. Poplar case painted and decorated with printed papers (lid with paintings on paper of flowers, birds and insects) Sits on a turned stand with matching music stool. Keyboard has bone naturals and ebony sharps. Wooden jacks with delrin plectra. The instrument has been fully refurbished, restrung in Rose ‘A’ iron and brass, voiced and regulated by The Music Room Workshop (Chiddingfold, Surrey). Dimensions: 2145 × 850mm. Tuned to: a¹=415/440. Selling due to downsizing.
Harpsichord by Dennis Woolley, Farnham. 1974 double-manual copy of Jacobus Kirckman instrument originally made for Layton Ring. 8x8x4, lute and buff registers, quilled in Delrin. Traditional English dog-leg jack disposition. Traditional oak construction, veneered in cross-banded mahogany and pear wood. Brass strap hinges and hooks, solid mahogany lid. Trestle stand Compass FF/GG – f3 Pitch a’ 415 Herz. Ivory naturals, ebony sharps, boxwood arcades. Strung in Stephen Birkett wire by William Hendry (Bonnyrigg) September 2021 with final voicing by John Raymond (ex Russell Collection, Edinburgh) Black cover and straps by Doris Burridge (Savage and Hoy)
Price: £22,000 GBP
Location: Northumberland Contact: Please telephone 07929 708 448 for further information
Clavichord made by Alan Edgar for my late mother in 1998 to a design by John Barnes. It is a copy of an instrument in the Gemente Museum in The Hague. The inside of the lid has been beautifully painted by Sheila Barnes and is copied from that of a 15th century Virginal. The Latin inscription, PER AURES AD ANIMUM, translates as ‘Through the ears to the mind’. Comes with some spares and a case for the keyboard. Very good condition. Regularly tuned.
1970 Goble 6′ 2-manual harpsichord [5 pedal stops]. Purchased 25 years ago, the instrument has been well-housed but only intermittently used. Apart from two or three strings to be replaced, it is otherwise intact, though needing servicing/voicing. The casework is sound but not pristine. Transportation to be arranged separately
John Morley 4 octave Virginal, compass C-D In mahogany on turned and fluted legs, Nylon jacks and delrin plectra with buff. No.2611 c1974 (plastic sharp tops) Includes notes & tuning hammer + green quilted V4 transport cover. Very good condition. Regularly tuned. (Cost £5250 in March 2020). Reason for sale: back surgery
Beautiful bent side spinet by Dennis Woolley c1985. Rosewood case, nylon jacks, new plectra, regulated and voiced. An absolutely lovely instrument. Interior is darker rosewood as there is some fading to the outer case. Can be viewed by appointment
I purchased this sweet sounding Hodson 1964 Virginal from the Early Music Shop in July this year but since I already have another Virginal, also a Hodson, that I use to take around for Concerts, I decided that one was enough and so reluctantly have decided to sell it. Both Virginals have been serviced by Peter Barnes and the 1964 Virginal from the Early music shop is in excellent shape!
The virginal was built in 1980 from a Zuckermann kit by my father, a church organist who was interested in the playing and construction of classical keyboard instruments. He played the instrument regularly for his own pleasure and to accompany local recorder groups in rehearsals and performances. Although it hasn’t been played very much in recent years, the virginal has been kept in good condition and has remained in tune. A few of the plectra might need some adjustment, but apart from this the virginal plays and sounds very well. I also have the original drawings, some spares and tuning tools.
Single manual harpsichord by Willard Martin, 1976, GG – e ‘’’- 6 1/4” octave, 8’, 8’, buff, transposing 415/440, Keyboard of ebony and bone, Hand painted decoration on key well and sound board surround and sound board by Pamela Gladding, Case exterior in green with gold banding, interior in cream with gold banding, Oak trestle stand with spiral turned legs, Dimensions 226 cm x 89 cm x 91 cm,) Price includes tools and cover.
Built in 1968 by Thomas Goff, Harpsichord and Clavichord Maker of 46, Post Street, Sloane Street, London I have original letters from when the instrument build was commissioned. Veneered in burr walnut and walnut stand, 4 octaves This beautiful instrument was inherited by my late brother who was himself an accomplished musician. Selling due to house sale and lack of space
This lovely 4 octave clavichord is one of the earliest made by John Morley, circa 1960, being stamped with the serial number MO14. In great condition, serviced by Morley Pianos in 2014, for which I have the certificate. Made of mahogany with ebony and ivory keys. Currently out of tune but can be tuned to 415, 440 etc. Morley re-sell the same model from the same period starting at about £3,500.
Goble 8ft double manual concert harpsichord (1963), very good condition. 2×8 ft, 4 ft, 16 ft, lute and buff stops Wooden jacks and delrin plectra Pitch: currently 440 (non transposing) Dimensions: 254 x 99.8 x 91.4 cm
Made by Colin Booth 2010, for the current owner. Cedar case with turned stand in oak. Spruce soundboard; boxwood and ebony keys. Shove-coupler, three registers: 2x8ft and 1x4ft. Transposer. Compass GG – d3. Size: 230cm x 88cm x 88cm In excellent condition, kept in humidity controlled room, never been used for concerts.
Price: £11,500ono. Buyer collects once funds are cleared.
Morley ‘Culliford’ inspired harpsichord. Later model with wooden jacks, delrin and oblong pins. Restrung with Malcolm Rose brass and iron wire, and all working well. Holds pitch well and has high quality tailor made cover. Tuned to a440. Price: £4,500
John Feldberg harpsichord. Double manual, four pedals. Cabinet and keys in excellent condition. Twenty years of light domestic use but now no room for it. Requires some attention and many strings require replacement hence low price.
Single manual Dennis Woolley harpsichord built 1975 8′,4′ and lute stop, easy button- pull register stops The stand is easy to assemble This harpsichord has been used for recording and concerts. It is early 18th century English type. It lives with two other harpsichords and a set of virginals, I now need space for a new instrument.
Single Manual Italian harpsichord after Sodi (1782) Built in 1978 by Clayson and Garrett. 8’+ 8 This instrument is from the collection of the late Maurice Cochrane and was played on many historical performances and recordings throughout the 1980s and onwards
Price: Offers in region of £6,500
Location: Wapping, London, UK Contact: Laura Cochrane, email@example.com
Built in 1970 in Western Germany 108 Keys, 2 stops, 5 Pedals Synthetic plucking support Professional Instrument, used in Milan concert hall for many years Originally bought for the modern equivalent of 21000 euros Please note: There is some minor work to be done to make the pedal shifting mechanism move smoothly again and the buyer will incur some small repair costs. There are also 2 broken strings which will need to be replaced.
Single mamual by Unknown Maker 2 x 8′ registrations & Lute Stop Transposable 415 & 440 Needs some basic work that often comes with seasonal changes. A couple strings need to be replaced, which is an easy task with the correct wire. The instrument is really fantastic and suitable for many styles and musical contexts i.e. solo & chamber music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZKpQPd_y-E&ab_channel=ColeKnutson
A John Morley pentagonal virginal in walnut on trestle stand. 4 octaves C to D. Dating from 1963, it needs some care and attention, 3 notes are not plucking properly and there are some stains on the lid.
Johannes Morley clavichord no 1719 Measurements are 48cm by 134cm Compass 5 octave It is in immaculate condition, it was purchased directly from Morley’s and was serviced by them last year, so is well maintained. All keys are level, no weird clicks or hums etc…..it’s like a brand new instrument but was built in 1970. I believe.the number can be checked with Morley’s.
Bentside spinet in the Italian style with thin case sides, parchment rose and bone decorative buttons. Compass GG-g3 Cherrywood naturals, Ebony sharps. Strung in Malcolm Rose Iron and brass wire, voiced in goosequill. Beechwood outer transport case and stand. Integral Music desk and storage for tuning hammer and prop stick.
Price: £4,375 o.n.o. delivery extra within UK
Location: Seaford, East Sussex, UK Contact: Roger Murray; firstname.lastname@example.org 01323 897 602, 07592 542 239