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Italian Harpsichord 105K jpeg

The Small Italian Harpsichord

2 x 8⁠´, no buff
Both registers movable
One 49-note keyboard with broken short octave CC,DD,EE–d''' A440
Boxwood naturals, cherry accidentals
Newly strung in Malcolm Rose yellow brass wire
Injection-moulded jacks with Delrin plectra
Alaskan yellow cedar case, Sitka spruce soundboard
Gothic-style soundboard rose by Janine Poletti
Hand-rubbed varnish finish
Turned beech stand
New padded cover with hard top

CAREY BEEBE SYDNEY 1986

A light and easily transportable harpsichord suitable for continuo.

$14000 including GST
Export price AUD12727 plus crating


Grimaldi Harpsichord 68K jpeg

The Italian Harpsichord after Grimaldi

2 x 8⁠´, no buff
Both registers movable
One 56+1-note keyboard GG-d''' A415/A440
Boxwood naturals, walnut accidentals
Traditional wooden jacks with boar bristle springs
    & natural celcon plectra
Strung in Malcolm Rose Yellow Brass wire
False inner-outer construction, cypress and Swiss pine
Cypress music desk
Gothic-style soundboard rose by Janine Johnson
Hand-rubbed oil finish, hinges in iron
Turned beech stand
Padded cover

CAREY BEEBE • MCMXCV

This instrument was commissioned by its owner when resident in Papua New Guinea, and after making its debut at two concerts in the 25th Melbourne International Festival of Organ & Harpsichord, was delivered to him in Melbourne in April 1995. From 1998, it spent two years in Istanbul, then six years in Brisbane before returning to Melbourne in 2006.

In December 2007, it was one of the harpsichords used in Pinchgut Opera’s production of Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans, and can be heard on the ABC live recording. More recently, it was paired with our 1990 hire Grimaldi in Pinchgut Opera’s mid-2015 production of Vivaldi’s Bajazet.

A harpsichord with a bold and vibrant tone and touch to suit the most discerning musician, this instrument is now offered for sale from the workshop.

$33000 including GST
Export price AUD30000 plus crating


Grimaldi rose 56K jpeg Grimaldi jacks 56K jpeg
Rose by Janine Johnson Wooden jacks with boar bristle springs & natural celcon plectra

Grimaldi nameboard 36K jpeg Grimaldi lid hinge 32K jpeg
Nameboard detail Handmade iron lid hinge


PREVIOUS SALES OF
PRE-LOVED CUSTOM INSTRUMENTS
Flemish Double Harpsichord 8K jpeg

Flemish Double Harpsichord

CAREY BEEBE • MCMLXXXIX

Sold February 2017

Private ownership, Penrith NSW

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English Bentside Spinet 8K jpeg

English Bentside Spinet

CAREY BEEBE SYDNEY FECIT 1984

Sold December 2013

Salut! Baroque, Sydney NSW

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Flemish Double Harpsichord 1982 10K jpeg

Flemish Double Harpsichord

CAREY BEEBE SYDNEY 1982

Sold May 2013

Private ownership, Sydney NSW

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English Bentside Spinet 8K jpeg

English Bentside Spinet

CAREY BEEBE SYDNEY FECIT 1989

Sold March 2010

Private ownership, Gold Coast QLD

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Flemish Double Harpsichord 7K jpeg

Flemish Double Harpsichord
CAREY BEEBE • MCMXCIII

Sold August 2009

The King’s School, Sydney NSW

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Flemish Double Harpsichord 7K jpeg

Flemish Double Harpsichord
CAREY BEEBE SYDNEY 1983

Sold January 2009

Private ownership, Joadja NSW

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French Double Harpsichord 6K jpeg

French Double Harpsichord
with Louis XVI-style stand

CAREY BEEBE SYDNEY 1982

Sold September 2006

Private ownership, Sydney NSW

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French Double Harpsichord 6K jpeg

French Single Harpsichord
with Louis XVI-style stand

CAREY BEEBE • MCMLXXXIX

Sold June 2005

The Southport School, Gold Coast QLD

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