Double Manual Harpsichord

Malcolm Rose, 1999


Spectacular in every way, every detail. Excellent condition, professionally maintained. This harpsichord is a precise replica of an anonymous French instrument dated 1667 in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.  It has a truly beautiful soundboard painting by Janeve Bainbridge of Lewes, UK that features traditional English and New England wildflowers and a pileated woodpecker on a resurrection tree. The instrument is entirely brass strung in Rose wire and also features a parchment rose. Harpsichords do not get any better than this.  Gorgeous sound and touch. Includes custom padded cover, tuning hammer, and optional older artist’s bench.



8’ 8’ 4’ buff (buffs either set of 8’ strings)


GG/BB – d’’’, (broken short octave with two split sharps)


double transposer, 392/415/440


wooden jacks, white delrin quills, shove coupler


Figured European walnut, 34” w x 35” h x 87” l

Stand and desk Stand and desk: one piece apron stand of European walnut with twist turned legs, lower stretchers and bun feet, European walnut music desk.

Image of a harpsichord with very fancy legs

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