French two-manual harpsichord by Sébastien Garnier, Paris, 1...

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French two-manual harpsichord by Sébastien Garnier, Paris, 1747, the case side veneered with panels of pear wood with mahogany crossbanding, the lid of pearwood edged with later mouldings, the junction between the main lid and the front flap with pierced steel strap hinges, the two panels of the lid interior each painted en grisaille with ruined castles in a landscape, the soundboard painted with sprays of flowers inhabited by insects, with later gilded rose pierced and carved with a naked lady holding an hourglass, the later wrestplank painted with scrolling foliage, the keyboards, compass GG to d3, both with ebony naturals, the lower keyboard with bone overlaid accidentals and gilded arcading, the upper keyboard with ivory overlaid accidentals and ivory arcading, registration comprising two 8ft. stops and one 4ft stop with shove coupler, metal hand-lever controlling the 4ft register, on later curved X-frame supports united by a stretcher.

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Auction Date: 15th Mar 2019 at 11am

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15th Mar 2019 11am (Lots 1001 to 2531)

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