** NOTE: All Gallery pricing reflects full rebuild of the instrument
and our 5 year warranty for materials and workmanship.
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Instruments Wanted: Click here for a list of instruments we are seeking for our listings.
Here at the Harpsichord Clearing House Gallery you can see, play and evaluate many of the best instruments in the country.
Located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, about an hour south of Boston, and four hours from New York City, our gallery and staff welcome you to spend the day, getting to know the fine points of instruments from different builders—side by side, both new and used.
Now in our 45th year of building and brokering, we regularly offer instruments by Dowd, Hubbard, Zuckermann, Herz, Martin, Kingston, Hill, Ross, Klinkhamer, Fisk, Bennett, Kaeser and many others. Here you will also find the more rarely seen work of builders such as Skowroneck, Belt, Challis, Dolmetsch and Goff—as well as an occasional antique.
We are the foremost provider of continuo organs in North America offering the distinguished work of Henk Klop (Netherlands), David Leach (UK) and John Bennett (USA). A number of European builders also use our gallery and expertise to show their instruments, giving you an opportunity to experience exciting examples of both national and international styles of the historical keyboard world. Our technical staff is second to none.
Prices and description are subject to change based on evaluation and work in progress.
We list all of our Gallery instruments below, that may be viewed in our Rehoboth, MA showroom.
You will also find the Gallery instruments on our Complete List, marked with the letters "HCH".
Featured now in our Gallery
Hubbard French Double, FF-f’’’, 8’,8’,4’, buff, 61 notes, reverse keyboard, transposing. (92" spine ~ 6 1/4" octave) Decorated sound board, case is light blue with gold banding, turned legs. To be completely rebuilt by HCH. $12,500.
Continuo organ by John Brombaugh, Opus 24, 1980.
C-c"', transposing to 415/440/465. with 8' stopped, 4' and 2( metal with sliders for tuning).
36" x 18" x 32" with 6 3/8 octave. In two sections for easy setup/move.
Instrument is available for sale or lease.
Beautiful hand carved images in oak. Pipework in oak.
The Gallery/ Harpsichords, Single Manual
Neupert Telemann Harpsichord, C-f’’’, 54 notes, 8’, 4’, buff, 56” x 33”. $2,800.
Single after Dulcken by Jan Albarda, Canada, 1976. 8', 8', 4', buff non transposing; GG - e''' 58 notes. (96" spine, 6 3/8" octave) Stained case with paneled lid, reverse keyboard. $5900
Bizzi Primo, GG-e’’’, transposing, 58 notes, wooden jacks, decorated soundboard, (74” x 34”, 6 1/4” octave) includes adjustable bench, zippered bag for legs, music rack, lid stick and tool kit. $6,900.
Bizzi Primo, GG-e’’’, transposing, 58 notes, wooden jacks, decorated soundboard, (76” x 35”, 6 1/4” octave) includes adjustable bench, zippered bag for legs, music rack, lid stick, and tool kit. $6,900.
Eric Herz S model, 1970's / 2014. 8',8', buff, AA-f''', non transposing - case in walnut veneer;
Keyboard has plastic covering to naturals and sharps. Meticulously maintained and kept in tune; this a solidly built Herz single that will be
updated with new tongues, voicing and regulation. in the HCH shop. $7,500
Challis single, 1948; AA - f''' 57 notes non transposing. 8'8' with buff - in delrin (57" x 34" 6 1/4" octave) A typical small Challis with an aluminum soundboard, walnut case with signature ornate hinges and hardware; a compact instrument . $7900
Single by Tom Pixton, 1970 / 2004 . 8',8', buff. GG-f''', transposing .(87" spine, 6 1/4" octave with long heads) Wooden jacks. Case in the English style, burled veneer with inlay and pretty brass hardware, with full strap hinges. Challis tradition metal pin block. Turned trestle stand, reverse keyboard of plastic simulating ebony / bone. New voicing and regulation by HCH, 2014. $8900
Zuckermann Flemish single circa 1971, 8', 4', buff non transposing; 53 notes C-e''', all new jacks and registers will be installed by our shop. Walnut case, music rack included. $8900 / $6200 with existing jacks.
Flemish single by Joseph T. Marshall c. 1968, copy of 1648 Ruckers. This instrument is illustrated on page 144 in 'The Modern Harpsichord' by Wolfgang Zuckermann. 8', 4'; 49 notes C - c''' non transposing at A440. This instrument has been well maintained. Flemish style keyboard with white naturals and black sharps, leather covered registers; in 2005 the historical style tuning pins were drilled to make string replacement easier, endpins were installed on the jacks, and tongue springs were replaced. Jacks are pearwood with holly tongues, wire is Rose Special A iron and yellow brass. Flemish block-papered throughout, with mottoes and soundboard in the Flemish style; dark green exterior with gold bands. The stand is a Rucker's "balloon" four-baluster design in solid teak with an oiled finish. $9,500.
#3463 HCH Sale Pending
Flemish single by Lynette Tsiang, Boston, 1978. 8', 8', buff; GG/BB - d''' with two split sharps in the bass. Bone keyboard with ebony sharps. Pretty faux finishing on case exterior, papered and painted interior, turned stand. Includes custom padded cover and tool kit. $9800
Zuckermann Flemish single XV, built in 2000. Professionally built by Zuckermann consultant R.P. Hale. 8', 8', buff. 56 notes: GG-d''', transposable 415 / 440 without loss of top d'''. Delrin jacks, celcon plectra. Reverse keyboard, ebony naturals, bone covered sharps. Soldier blue exterior with vermillion detailing. Ivory interior with marbled papers, painted board. Turned oak stand. Includes bench, padded cover and Vio-lab VL-3C and Korg CA30 tuners. Excellent condition. $9,800.
NEW: 17th Century French single by Peter Fisk, 2014. 8', 8' with wood jacks and celcon voicing. GG-d"' triple transposing 392 / 415 / 440. Keyboard of ebony with tiger maple sharps. Turned leg platform stand which disassembles for travel. Ideal continuo instrument. Dimensions: 78" x 32", weight of approximately 85lbs. From a professional builder. Includes custom padded cover, tool kit. $11,900
Italian style harpsichord by William Dowd FF - g''', 8', 8', buff, boxwood naturals, ebony sharps; A440 non transposing; walnut case; all updates done by Don Angle. A lovely Dowd in beautiful condition. $12,500
NEW: Flemish single manual harpsichord by Glenn Giuttari, 2013; 8', 8', buff stop, with ebony naturals and bone topped sharps; 4 1/2 octaves, GG-d"'. transposing A415/A440; wooden jacks; handstops through the nameboard;Currently undecorated, this instrument can receive Flemish or French style decoration: Full marbled case with Flemish papering to keywell, soundboard surround and lid. Customer choice of Latin lid mottoes; alternate paint scheme would be one solid color with gold bands in the French style; either decorative scheme receives a turned Flemish style stand. $14,000.
David Jenks Italian, 1993, Opus 11, GG-d''', 8', 8', wooden jacks, marbled case, 2 piece stand with turned legs; includes padded cover, tools kit. This is a large Italian, (101" x 38" - 6 1/2" octave) , from a professional builder; a true "inner / outer instrument, the inner instrument, of cedar, is removable from the elaborately marbled outer case. Well maintained; $14,500.
#3514 HCH Sold
French Single by William Dowd, 1978, 8',8', bufff, GG-d''', 56 notes, transposing A415/A440, dark blue painted case with gold bands, turned trestle stand, Includes spare strings, tuning hammer and canvas cover, dimensions 86" x 34", $16,000.
Italian by David Sutherland, 1984; 8'. 8', GG - d''', transposing ;( 89" X 35" - 6 1/4" octave) wooden jacks, walnut case with keywell and jackrail of maple. Pretty turned walnut stand. Includes bench and padded cover. From a professional builder. $16,000
#3513 HCH - Sold
German Single, 1989 by Eric Herz ; 8', 8', buff, GG - e''' transposing; case exterior in maroon with gilded moldings; reverse keyboard ; soundboard painting by Sheridan Germann; length 6' 11", width 36"; includes matching bench, custom padded cover and tools. A fine Herz single, well maintained. $16,000
#3566 HCH - Sold
Flemish single after Moermans by Frank Hubbard ( shop built 1980). BB-f"' with two choirs 8', 4' and buff stop. (84 x 34 ~ 6 1/2" octave) @ 415 , not transposing. This instrument has been privately owned since construction and is in "new" condition. Dark Green exterior with gold banding. Cream interior with Flemish papers in the keywell and soundboard surround. Turned baluster stand. New stringing, voicing and regulation by HCH. $16,500
NEW: Klop Italian harpsichord 2013, 8', 8', registers in brass; AA-d''', Transposing 415/440. (72" x 34" ~ 6 1/4" octave) 35 lbs.Case and stand in Italian cypress wood. Keyboard with tapering inlay sharp. End blocks carved in cypress. Excellent action. Instrument has a custom compartmentalized shipping box which houses the instrument and all stand parts and tools for easy, fully protected travel. In stock and ready for immediate delivery.
HCH Special Order (shown above)
Giuttari Italian "Messina" (shown above) - 52 notes: BB-d"' transposing. 8' 8'. with its case in maple.(66" x 34" ~ 6 1/4" octave) Based on an anonymous Italian and my own building experience, and designed for portability and quality of sound. Italian box registers, wooden jacks with delrin plectra. Spruce diagonal board. We are making up three more of these (Opus 4 :delivered to Illinois Wesleyan University , Opus 5 to SUNY/StonyBrook, Opus 6 -Residence Robert Kidd, MA). On 6 month delivery. Inquire for price.
#3521 HCH ~ Sold
NEW: Flemish style single manual harpsichord after Delin by Robert Duffy, 2013, 8', 8', buff; range GG - e'''; transposing A415/A440;( 85" spine with 6 1/4" octave) ebony naturals, bone topped sharps; painted soundboard; turned stand; . $20,000
The Gallery/ Virginals & Spinets
Ottavino by Arnold Dolmetsch, stamped #900 on pinblock. C-c''', 49 notes, quilled in leather. Pretty veneered panels on case, matching veneered bench. 31.5" spine, 20" front to back. $4,200.
Zuckermann Italian virginal by Margaret Hood, 1974/ HCH 2014 1X8', 54 notes, BB-e''' Can also be tuned in short octave GG/BB-e'''. Dark red case with gilding. key naturals of cherry. Audio is from a similar instrument by Margaret Hood . Dimensions 17" x 64". $4800
Virginal by Mars McMillan. circa 1970; C - f'''. Reverse keyboard. Delrin jacks. Includes trestle stand and music rack. Case of Tasmanian redwood. A rare instrument from one of the first builders of historical keyboard instruments in Australia. Completely restrung and re regulated in our shop.$4800
#3257 HCH Sold
French Spinet by Bizzi, Italy 2002. FF-f"', 61 notes, transposing, with buff stop. Natural mahogany case with gold banding. Latin motto "Musica Laetitiae Comes Medicina Dolorum" on lid, includes matching bench, padded cover and tool bag. $6500
#3049 HCH (shown above)
English bentside spinet by Robert Goble, London, 1955; 1 x 8', buff and halfstop pedals; FF - f''' 61 notes. A handsome spinet from the Goble workshops, with a full five octaves. Useful as a solo instrument or in consort. This instrument is undergoing a full restoration, with requilling (in Delrin) in the HCH shop. $6,900
Hubbard English bentside, kit built, 1995; FF,GG - f'''. Keyboard of boxwood with mahogany sharps. Delrin jacks. Turned stand, veneered panels on case exterior. Includes music rack. $8000
#3456 HCH Sold
English bentside spinet by Peter Barnes, 2004. GG - e'''. Case and turned stand in solid walnut with pretty marquetry on nameboard, wooden jacks, traditional strapwork hinges. 70" long, 24" maximum depth. A handsome instrument from a professional English builder. $8,900
#3466 HCH - Sold
English bentside spinet by Klop, Holland, 2013 FF - f'''. ( 63" spine ~ 6 1/4" octave) Split buff, transposing. Pretty case in solid cherry with fluted legs, reverse keyboard. 63" long at spine; includes custom padded cover. $11,900
#3474 HCH - Sold
Antique American bentside spinet, 1827, by Joseph Small, Hundington, Pennsylvania,. C - e'''. Detail of wooden jack.A rare instrument from an early American builder. /This unique instrument carries two choirs and two sets of jacks. There are no register controls present- there are no dampers on the jacks. Sound from the instrument is closest to the hammered dulcimer in quality. . Some refinishing and restringing is present. Jacks are original. $20,000
#3427 HCH Sold
English style double by Bachelder. FF-g"' 8', 8', 4', buff to both 8' stops; back 8' is right facing. Keyboard of walnut with bone topped sharps; trestle stand; wooden jacks, new voicing, regulation and case refinish 2013. $7900
Hubbard French double, circa 1970's. 8', 8', 4', buff . FF -g''' 63 notes non transposing. To be rebuilt in our shop. $9,900
Flemish Double by David Sutherland 1980, Zuckermann design and parts; GG-d"' 56 note transposing with loss of top note at 440. 8''8''4' ( with 4' in back) no buff. Keyboard of ebony and bone. Excellent action and voicing throughout. $11,900
Hubbard double, circa 1990s, professionally built by Thomas Maher. 8', 8', 4', buff; FF - f''' transposing, reverse keyboard of ebony and bone. Dark green exterior ./ light green around soundboard. HCH to install second keyboard, complete the exterior finishing and completely refurbish in our shop 2014. $12,500
Hubbard French Double, FF-f’’’, 8’,8’,4’, buff, 61 notes, reverse keyboard, transposing. (92" spine ~ 6 1/4" octave) Decorated sound board, case is light blue with gold banding, turned legs. To be completely rebuilt by HCH. $12,500.
Hubbard French Double, circa 1990s, professionally built by Thomas Maher 8’, 8’, 4’. Shove manual coupler. Buff stop, hand stops. 61 notes, 5 octaves, FF-f’’’, transposing. Delrin jacks. Reverse keyboard with ebony naturals, bone topped sharps. Brown exterior, cream interior. 91 3/4’’ L X 37 3/4’’ W. Includes matching bench, music desk, two prop sticks, tool kit. Completely refurbished in our shop in 2014. $14,500
#3309 HCH Sold
Double by Keith Hill, 1979. 2x8' 1x4', buff, FF to g''' with dogleg jacks. Turned baluster trestle stand and music rack. From a noted professional builder. Includes padded cover. Completely refurbished in our shop. $16,500
#3457 HCH Sold
French Double by George Hunter, 1984. 8', 8', 4', FF - g''', (96" x 38" - 6 1/4" octave) buff, transposing. Louis XVI stand with gilded moldings throughout; reverse keyboard, painted soundboard. Black exterior, vermillion interior, gold banding. This is a Zuckermann design instrument from a professional builder. Includes custom padded cover, music rack.
Frank Hubbard Franco/Flemish double, 8', 8', 4', buff, FF-g''' transposing. ( 92 x 38 ~ 6 1/4" octave) From the 60's - Case in two tones of green with papers and lid motto, trestle stand. To be totally rebuilt. Call for information. - This instrument could be a workhorse for a college program, with decor simple or elegant. Estimating price at about $16,900
Eric Herz French double, Opus 229, 1974. 8', 8', 4' buff and shove coupler. FF-g''', 63 notes, transposing ; beautiful rosewood case , ebony naturals, bone topped sharps. Solid rosewood stand, custom padded cover. 86" spine x 34" width. $20,000
J.C. Neupert Double, 1991 after Blanchet 1737 ( 92" x 37" - 6 1/4" octave), 59 notes GG - f''' , 8'8'4' buff, triple transposing 392/ 414/ 440 - wooden jacks, Handsomely finished grey blue exterior / red interior with fully painted soundboard, Weight: 155#. gilded moldings. Includes padded cover. $21,500.
François-Étienne Blanchet (1695-1761), was one of the most famous members of the Paris harpsichord making tradition. This instrument possesses a rich, penetrating tenor and is far and away one of the most expressive French instruments we have seen here in some time.
Double manual after Hieronymus Hass, 1734 by William Bennett, New Zealand, 1974. 63 notes FF-g'''. 16', 8', 8', 4', buff. Non transposing. 6 hand stops. Wooden jacks with new tongues, recently requilled. Leather plectra in the 16'. This unusual and handsome instrument has a deep blue exterior case with cream / pink / gold banding in the interior. Seven fluted and gilded legs. Reverse keyboard of ebony and mother of pearl. Good condition with a strong sound. 109.5" x 43.5 x 13.5. $22,000
Flemish double now being built at HCH. (Photo shows similar instrument with Flemish decoration and turned stand). 8', 8', 4', buff, GG - d''', 56 note plus 1, transposing. Keyboards of ebony with bone topped sharps. Wooden jacks with celcon plectra. French or Flemish style decoration and stand can be specified by purchaser. $22,000
French Double by William Hyman, 1980 . 8', 8', 4', buff ; FF -f''' transposing @ 415/ FF-e"' @ 440. (94" spine with 6 1/4" octave). Chinese Red with gold banding, reverse keyboard and straight trestle leg stand; wooden jacks. WH rose. Instrument bears initials of John Bennett who was with Hyman, completed in the Zuckermann shop. Professionally maintained over the years. This instrument will be completely reworked in our shop at time of contract. $22,000 ( All gallery instruments include rebuild and 5 year warranty).
Flemish Double by Peter Fisk, 2011; 8', 8', 4', buff; GG-d''' transposing; wooden jacks, turned oak stand and music rack; new custom padded cover and tool kit. A versatile double from a professional builder. $22,000
Double manual harpsichord by Robert Duffy, 2010, in the 17th Century French style; range GG - d''', transposing A415A440; with ebony naturals and light colored sharps; case painted black with vermillion interior; all brass stringing, 8', 8', 4', buff; parchment "wedding cake rose"; turned stand. dimensions 34" X 85"; $23,000
Flemish Double by William Dowd, 1973; 8',8',4', buff non transposing; GG,AA - d'''. Dark red case exterior with gold banding, moldings, Flemish papers throughout and lid motto; reverse keyboard with arcaded keyfronts; turned oak stand and maple music rack. 89" x 33' wide. $24,000
William Dowd, Flemish double, 1970, Opus 191; GG/BB -d''', non transposing; 8’8’ 4’ buff. (90" x 32" - 6 1/4" octave). Mahogany veneer with boxwood crossbanding and inlay case, Kirkman style hinges, Louis XVI legs. Keyboards of boxwood naturals and ebony sharps with arcades. . $24,000
French Double by William Hyman, 1978 . 8', 8', 4', buff ; FF -f''' transposing @ 415/ FF-e"' @ 440. (94" spine with 6 1/4" octave). Red exterior with cream interior, gold banding, reverse keyboard and turned oak stand; wooden jacks. Instrument bears initials of John Bennett, completed in the Zuckermann shop. Professionally maintained over the years. This instrument will be completely reworked in our shop at time of contract. Includes custom padded cover.$25,000 ( All gallery instruments include rebuild and 5 year warranty).
Fr Double by Willard Martin 1986 Opus 226; 8',8',4', buff, FF-f''', transposing A392 / 415 / 440 , after Blanchet, 1720. Lid painting by Evan Wilson. Full soundboard deco by Pamela Gladding. Louis XIII spiral stand. 93.5 x 37" A beautiful instrument from a fine professional builder. $25,000
Double manual after Christian Zell 1728 by Carl Fudge, Opus 26, 1976. FF-g"' with three choirs of
strings 8'8'4' and buff. (96" spine with 6 1/4" octave) @ 415 HZ. -not transposing. Painted case and
full Zell copy stand. Fully painted board after the original instrument probably by Sheridan Germann (Boston). Instrument has been well maintained. $25,000.
French style Double Manual by Robert Duffy, 2013, after Ruckers/Taskin, 8', 8', 4', buff; shove coupler; range FF - f'''; transposing A415/A440; ( 90" x 36" - 6 1/4" octave) ebony naturals with bone topped sharps; wooden jacks quilled in delrin; turned stand; soundboard painting in the French style. . $25,500
#3329 HCH Sold
Double by Hubbard and Broekman, 1997, after Ruckers/Taskin. FF - f''' ; 8', 8', 4', buff, shove coupler; transposing A415/440. Dark blue case with cream interior, gold bands and moldings throughout. A handsome double in very nice condition from the Hubbard shop. $26,500
Double manual harpsichord in the French style by William Dowd, 1972, after Ruckers ravelment;. 8', 8', 4', buff, FF - f''' 61 notes, transposing A15/A440. Dark green case with vermillion interior, painted soundboard ; stand in the Louis XVI style completely gilded . complete rebuild and updates by HCH done in 2012. $29,000
Richard Kingston large double, 1987, based on Northern European instruments; 8',8',4' with buff on rear 8'; 63 notes FF - g''' transposing 415/440 with extra note for the 440 position;(105" x 39" - 6 1/2" octave). historical style tuning pins, Delrin jacks and plectra in leathered registers, Louis XVI stand with seven fluted legs; cream color case and matching bench are painted with a delicate leaf design, heavily accented in gold leaf; lid and flap interior have exquisite chinoiserie painting by Pamela Gladding; entire key well and music desk are gilded; includes padded cover. In pristine condition and professionally maintained.
$40,000 $32,000 OBO
Zuckermann triple fretted "King of Sweden" clavichord; 45 notes C/E - c"'; 39" x 11.5 " x 4"; 20 lbs.; mahogany case, boxwood naturals, rosewood sharps for keyboard. The popular Zuckermann kit, well taken care of. Includes custom, fleece lined travel case for easy transportation. $2400
#3488 HCH Sold
Zuckermann “King of Sweden”; triple fretted 45 notes C/E - c"'; includes stand.
Zuckermann Hubert Clavichord, C-f’’’, 54 notes, C- e unfretted, f - f''' double fretted, boxwood naturals, fruitwood sharps, 51” x 14”, 48 lbs., $3,500
#3487 HCH Sold
Clavichord by Goble and Son, 1979. AA-e''' unfretted. Case in pretty figured walnut, includes listing board for greater dynamic range. A graceful Goble instrument, from its original owner, in outstanding condition. 16 x 48". $4000
#3539 HCH - Sold
Zuckermann King of Sweden clavichord, triple-fretted : 45 notes, C/E-c’’’, short octave in bass. Boxwood naturals and rosewood sharps. Solid mahogany case with a matching mahogany cabriole-leg stand, and a lined carrying case for easy transport. Pretty moldings and paneled lid. Makes a small but very musical sound. Excellent condition. Assessed at $4200 in 2013 Zuckermann. Not yet priced.
Clavichord "The Urbino Intarsia". A Clavichord designed from a wood inlay depiction in the Palace of the Duke of Urbino, Italy. A simple and charming clavichord. 40" x 12.5" $4200 USD
Clavichord by William Post Ross. Op. 37, 1969. GG/BB-d''', unfretted in bass up to A, double fretted to g#'' (open d's & a's), triple fretted to d'''. Case in solid cherry. Divided bridge. A rare instrument from a respected Boston school builder, offered for sale by the original owner. 55.5" long x 19.25" to front of keyboard. $4500
Unfretted clavichord by Hugh Gough, 1967 – FF-f”’at 415 Hz - double strung. (58" spine with 6 1/2" octave) Case in walnut with boxwood and ebony keyboard. $4800.
#3327 HCH Sold
Large unfretted clavichord by Hugh Gough, 1954. 61 notes FF - f'''; ( 58" x 18" ~ 6 1/2" octave) keyboard; mahogany case with turned legs; elaborate lid painting by noted British surrealist artist Roy Hobdell. In very nice condition. Includes custom wound strings by Peter Bavington. From the workshop of an important builder in the early keyboard revival. $6500
Clavichord by Robert Duffy, 2008 after the 16th-17th century instrument in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston bearing the name "Onesto Tosi". C/E - c''' forty five notes. Double fretted from d# to f#, triple fretted from g to the top c'''. Solid cherry case with a "false inner - outer" construction. Meticulous craftsmanship and detailing from this professional builder includes the small pull drawer in case front and stand with wedge and mortise construction, arcaded keyfronts , dovetailed case corners. $7000
#3050 HCH (shown above)
Fretted clavichord in 16th - early 17th century Italian style by Joel van Lennep, Boston, 1969. GG/BB - d''' fretted as follows: GG/BB - A unfretted; a#- g'''# double fretted (d's& a's open) ; a'' - d''' triple fretted. Fretting set in meantone temperament. ( 62" x 20" - 6 1/4" octave) Strung in yellow brass throughout. This clavichord is based primarily on the instrument numbered "2", illustration XV in Praetorius' Theatrum Instrumentorum and the 1543 Pisaurensis clavichord in the Heyer Collection in Leipzeig. The five separate straight bridges are held in place by the downward pressure of the strings; the soundboard has a sloping midsection to allow for this. A separate soundboard runs under the keyboard. A true "inner-outer" instrument, the delicate inner case is cedar with full moldings, weighs less than 10 kg. / 22 lbs. The outer case is covered in grey Italian silk velvet, (62" x 20" ~ 6 1/4" octave) . Keyboard of ebony with rosewood sharps and arcaded fronts. Painted trestle strand. From the shop of a noted Boston School builder and former curator of musical instruments at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Includes tool kit and maintenance guide. $6500 as is. With additional shop work to include our 5 year warranty, $7,500.
#3402 HCH - Sold
Large unfretted clavichord by Eric Herz, 1979. FF - e'''. ( 64" x 19" ~ 6 1/4" octave) Solid cherry case with matching cherry bench. Well cared for. A superb instrument in pristine condition from the noted Boston builder. $8900
Clavichord by John Challis, 1962, Opus #257. GG - f''' 59 notes, double fretted in the top six notes only. Octave span 6.25", spine length 57.75", depth 16.5". Mahogany case with pretty inlaid stringing. Very stable.This is a classic large Challis clavichord in exceptionally fine condition. $10,000.
Clavichord by John Challis, #46-72; 57 notes AA-f''', double fretted in top two notes only;( 58" x 16" ~ 6 1/4" octave) strung in brass and steel with a cast aluminum underframe for absolute structural and tonal stability; signed on the soundboard "John Challis Detroit Michigan"; pretty turned trestle stand, listing board for a greater dynamic range; from the hand of this important American builder, described as "the dean of American harpsichord makers" by Wolfgang Zuckermann; in fine condition. $12,500
#2529 HCH (shown above) Sold
Unfretted made by Chickering and Sons under the direction of Arnold Dolmetsch, 1907, Boston; Opus 26, 61 Notes, FF-f’’’. Original dark green finish with lovely patina; turned trestle stand; excellent; with original stringing, keyboard, and case paint; reverse keyboard of ebony and ivory. This instrument is among the “unknown” instruments reported in Richard Troeger’s recent article: "The Dolmetsch/Chickering Clavichords and their Model”. Click here for details.
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#3351 HCH AUDIO
John Broadwood & Sons square grand, London 1827-1828, Opus # 36022; Key compass : FF- f4 73 keys @ 427; naturals of ivory with ebony sharps. Three octave measure 488~19 1/4", double strung throughout. Single pedal for dampers. Instrument was professionally rebuilt in Boston in 2006 with recent structural work 2012. Fully playing instrument of sweet tone. 69" x 26" x 34". $12,500
18th century Viennese Fortepiano, after Johann Andreas Stein, Augsberg, 1784, built in 1976 by Mary Sadovnikoff from a Frank Hubbard kit. Rebuilt here at HCH 2013. 61 notes: FF - f''', double strung throughout. ( 85" x 38"- 6 1/4" octave) reverse keyboard with ebony naturals, bone-slipped accidentals and ebony fronts; strung in soft iron, yellow and red brass; dampers lifted by knee levers. A careful replica that closely reproduces the tone and action as well as the details of construction of this early piano; case and lid veneered in cherry; turned and fluted cherry legs. Weight about 176# -
Antique fortepiano by George Moore, 1813. Magnificent inlaid and crossbanded case. Restored by Tim Hamilton.
Fortepiano after Stein, built in the Zuckermann shop for a professional player in 1992. Revoiced by Tim Hamilton in 2013. 61 notes, FF-f'''; double strung throughout; A=430. ( 85" x 38" ~ 6 1/4" octave) Lovely cherry veneer case; solid frame and paneled cherry lid; 5 turned and fluted legs. All in excellent condition. Includes padded moving cover. $18,000.
#3235 HCH AUDIO - Sold
Fortepiano by Robert Smith 1984 after Koenicke . FF-g"' @ 430 HZ. Double strung in bass, triple strung in treble. Knee levers for dampers and moderator; includes matching bench, custom padded cover and leg bag. Owned by a professional player. Excellent condition. $28000
We are pleased to offer fine antique keyboard instruments for sale, backed by over 32 years of activity in the early keyboard field. With each instrument we will attempt to provide you with as detailed a provenance as possible. Please see our full listing of antique instruments.
Previous Offerings now sold:
English Bentside Spinet, 1731 by Krickhof
English Bentside Spinet by Keene n.d.
Semi-grand piano, 1839 by John Broadwood.
Italian Harpsichord, maker unknown, circa 1650 - 1720
Bentside Spinet by Longman & Broderip, 1785
Single manual harpsichord by Jacob Kirkman 1760
Single manual harpsichord by Vincenzo Sodi 1780
#2063 MA - Fortepiano by John Broadwood, 1800.
#2235 TX - Square piano by John Broadwood, 1804
#2556 Fortepiano my John Broadwood, 1795
#2857 Fortepiano by Carlo Arnoldi, late 1780's