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Gilded rose in Ruckers Double soundboard 42K 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 reverse keyboards GG–d''' A392/A415/A440
Tapered wooden jacks with natural delrin plectra
Strung in Malcom Rose wire
Gilded rose
Soundboard painting by Diana Ford using Australian motifs
  in style of early I Ruckers
Handpainted Tavern Table Blue exterior, bright mouldings
Flemish printed papers to keywell, soundboard rim & lid interior
Latin mottos on lid interior
Trestle stand in French oak
Oak music desk & lid sticks

CAREY BEEBE • MMXII

Commission for Pymble Ladies’ College, Sydney

Pymble Ladies’ College logo 3K gif

 

 

Ruckers Double 2012 postcard thumbnail 8K jpeg
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Pymble Ladies’ College harpsichord keyboards 60K jpeg Pymble Ladies’ College harpsichord soundboard detail 61K jpeg
Keys on keyframe ready for accidentals Soundboard detail

Pymble Ladies’ College harpsichord lid attached 33K jpeg Pymble Ladies’ College harpsichord case primed 40K jpeg
Lid & flap attached Case primed ready for sanding

Pymble Ladies’ College harpsichord case handpainted blue 52K jpeg Pymble Ladies’ College harpsichord ready for papering 53K jpeg
Case and lids after a few coats of blue Painting & varnishing completed, and interior prepared for papering

Pymble Ladies’ College harpsichord bottom 42K jpeg Pymble Ladies’ College harpsichord installing action 67K jpeg
Keyframe adjustment screws fitted and bottom painted with wash coat Installing action

Pymble Ladies’ College harpsichord papering the lid 51K jpeg Pymble Ladies’ College harpsichord lid flap Latin motto preparation 47K jpeg
Papering the lid Preparing the lid flap for the Latin motto

Pymble Ladies’ College harpsichord lid interior complete 58K jpeg Pymble Ladies’ College harpsichord nameboard batten 66K jpeg
Lid interior decoration complete Nameboard batten attached

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