Work in Progress
Copyright © 2010 CBH
|The Ruckers Double Harpsichord
2 x 8´, 1 x 4´,
buff on back 8´
CAREY BEEBE • MMX
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore
|Screening the nameboard inscription
Carey Beebe screening and gilding the nameboard inscription.
|Preparing the buff stop
Carey Beebe preparing the harpsichord buff stop.
|Papering the case rim
Carey Beebe papering of the case rim of a Flemish-style harpsichord.
|Oil gilding the mouldings
Carey Beebe demonstrating oil gilding of the harpsichord case top mouldings.
|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.
|Lid hinges prepared||The hinged lid, soon to be dismantled for painting|
|Case and lid with the first coat of exterior color|
|Gilding the mouldings||Papering the case rim|
|The stringing and pinning complete||Buff stop (detail)|
|The stand legs, after hand-rubbed varnishing||Completed seven leg table stand in French oak|
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