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Gilded rose in Ruckers Double soundboard 31K jpeg The Ruckers Double Harpsichord

2 x 8⁠´, 1 x 4⁠´, buff on back 8⁠´
Stop registers worked by brass levers through nameboard
Two 56+1-note bone 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
  in style of early I Ruckers
Marbled exterior, bright mouldings
Flemish printed papers to keywell, soundboard rim & lid
Latin mottos on lid interior
Seven leg table stand in French oak
Oak music desk & lid sticks
Matching oak stool with buttoned leather seat

CAREY BEEBE • MMXI

Commission for Royal Opera House, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Royal Opera House Muscat logo 3K jpeg

 

 

Ruckers Double keyboards postcard 8K jpeg
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Movie thumb 2K jpeg Movie 1K gif Oil gilding the rose
Carey Beebe demonstrating oil gilding of the harpsichord soundboard rose.
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Movie thumb 3K jpeg Movie 1K gif Priming the harpsichord case
Carey Beebe applying primer to a Ruckers Double Harpsichord case.
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Movie thumb 3K jpeg Movie 1K gif Marbling the harpsichord
Time-lapse of Carey Beebe marbling the spine of a Ruckers Double Harpsichord.
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Movie thumb 3K jpeg Movie 1K gif Hand-rubbed varnishing the marbled harpsichord
Carey Beebe hand-rubbing the first coat of varnish on the marbled Ruckers Double Harpsichord cheek.
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Movie thumb 3K jpeg Movie 1K gif Lining the marbled harpsichord exterior
Carey Beebe delineating the exterior marbled areas of the Ruckers Double Harpsichord
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Royal Opera House, Muscat: Harpsichord soundboard painting 41K jpeg Royal Opera House, Muscat: Harpsichord hinging the lid 25K jpeg
Soundboard decoration Hinging the lid

Royal Opera House, Muscat: Harpsichord soundboard painting 49K jpeg Royal Opera House, Muscat: Harpsichord hinging the lid 53K jpeg
Mouldings completed on oak stand table Marbling with green case bands

Royal Opera House, Muscat: Harpsichord gluing on the sharps 61K jpeg Royal Opera House, Muscat: Harpsichord lower keyboard 41K jpeg
Gluing on the sharps Lower keyboard completed with leather fronts

Royal Opera House, Muscat: Marbled harpsichord case 53K jpeg Royal Opera House, Muscat: Flemish harpsichord papers 50K jpeg
Exterior marbling completed with trompe l’oeil lines and case varnished Case interior papered and instrument ready for stringing

Royal Opera House, Muscat: Flemish harpsichord strung 62K jpeg Voicing the Royal Opera House, Muscat harpsichord 62K jpeg
Instrument strung and ready for action installation Back 8⁠´ jacks fitted

Royal Opera House, Muscat: Flemish harpsichord lid papered 54K jpeg Royal Opera House, Muscat: Flemish harpsichord on stand 46K jpeg
Lid papered with ashgrain moiré and borders Playing instrument on stand

Royal Opera House, Muscat: Flemish harpsichord Latin motto in progress 57K jpeg Royal Opera House, Muscat: Flemish harpsichord lid decoration 57K jpeg
Lettering the Latin motto Detail of completed lid decoration with arabesques

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