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Ruckers Double soundboard painting by Diana Ford 44K 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 pearwood jacks with holly tongues,
  boar bristle springs & natural Delrin plectra
Strung in Malcom Rose red & yellow brass, and P-wire
Gilded rose
Soundboard painting by Diana Ford using Australian motifs
  in style of early I Ruckers
Flemish printed papers to keywell (Johannes)
  & case rim (Pellegrino)
Latin mottos on papered lid interior
Handpainted Soldier Blue exterior, bright mouldings
Seven leg table stand in French oak
Matching stool with buttoned leather seat
Oak music desk & lid sticks


Commission for Scotch College, Melbourne

Scotch College Melbourne logo 15K jpeg


Scotch College harpsichord: Lid attached and casework complete 43K jpeg Scotch College harpsichord: Case with first coat of blue 47K jpeg
Lid attached and casework complete First coat of blue

Scotch College harpsichord: Case painting complete & case papered 53K jpeg Scotch College harpsichord: Oak parts ready for finishing 52K jpeg
Painting complete, and case papered Oak parts (music desk, lid sticks & table stand) ready for finishing

Scotch College harpsichord: Stringing 77K jpeg Scotch College harpsichord: Papering the lid 50K jpeg
Stringing underway Papering the lid

Scotch College harpsichord: Latin motto on lid 60K jpeg Scotch College harpsichord: Attaching nameboard batten 53K jpeg
Lettering the Latin mottos Attaching nameboard batten

Scotch College harpsichord: Finished stool 52K jpeg
Finished oak stool with buttoned leather seat

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