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Ruckers Double soundboard 93K jpeg The Ruckers Double Harpsichord

2 x 8⁠´, 1 x 4⁠´, buff on back 8⁠´
Stop registers worked by levers through nameboard
Two 56+1-note reverse keyboards GG–d''' A392/A415/A440
Tapered wooden jacks with natural celcon plectra
Strung in Malcom Rose wire
Gilded rose
Soundboard painting by Diana Ford using Australian motifs
  in style of early I Ruckers
Handpainted exterior & lid interior, gilded mouldings
Flemish printed papers to keywell & soundboard rim
Seven leg table stand in French oak
Oak music desk & lid sticks

CAREY BEEBE • MMX

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore

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Ruckers Double postcard 8K jpeg
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Movie thumb 3K jpeg Movie 1K gif Screening the nameboard inscription
Carey Beebe screening and gilding the nameboard inscription.
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Movie thumb 3K jpeg Movie 1K gif Preparing the buff stop
Carey Beebe preparing the harpsichord buff stop.
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Movie thumb 3K jpeg Movie 1K gif Papering the case rim
Carey Beebe papering of the case rim of a Flemish-style harpsichord.
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Movie thumb 3K jpeg Movie 1K gif Oil gilding the mouldings
Carey Beebe demonstrating oil gilding of the harpsichord case top mouldings.
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Movie thumb 3K jpeg Movie 1K gif An Australian soundboard
The second harpsichord soundboard painting by Diana Ford using Australian native flowers and fruits in the style of early Ioannes Ruckers c1620.
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Cast brass hinges 42K jpeg Ruckers Double lid hinged 28K jpeg
Lid hinges prepared The hinged lid, soon to be dismantled for painting

Ruckers Double case and lid with first coat of paint 45K jpeg
Case and lid with the first coat of exterior color

Ruckers Double gilding the mouldings 36K jpeg Ruckers Double papering the case rim 58K jpeg
Gilding the mouldings Papering the case rim

Ruckers Double strung and pinned 70K jpeg Ruckers Double buff stop 61K jpeg
The stringing and pinning complete Buff stop (detail)

Ruckers Double strung and pinned 70K jpeg Ruckers Double buff stop 61K jpeg
The stand legs, after hand-rubbed varnishing Completed seven leg table stand in French oak

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