The Gallery

** NOTE: All Gallery pricing reflects full rebuild of the instrument

and our 5 year warranty for materials and workmanship.

 

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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 47th 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

 


#3932 HCH

Keith Hill single manual Italian Harpsichord, opus 218, 1986. GG - d’’’, 56 notes, transposing. Boxwood keyboard with ebony capped sharps, wooden jacks. True inner outer Italian with boldly painted outer case, turned leg two piece stand. (Outer case: 94" x 36 x 11 with 6 1/2" octave) Inner instrument of Cedar with Sitka board. $16,500.



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he Gallery/ Harpsichords, Single Manual

 


#3611 HCH
Single manual Italian harpsichord, true inner outer. C - d’’’, 51 notes, 8’, 8’, @415. Instrument was originally constructed by Michael Frederick (Frederick Historic Piano Collection)  in the 70's and has been entirely rebuilt by Jacob Kaeser & HCH with new soundboard, jacks, stringing, voicing and regulation.  Primitive case painting of landscapes and puttis.  (76" x 34", 6 1/4" octave) It carries a full voice! $8,900.

 


#3693 HCH

Zuckermann Flemish style single manual harpsichord, GG-d’’’, 56 notes, 8’,4’, non transposing, trestle stand, matching bench. (82” x 33”, 6 1/2” octave) $8,900.

 


#3901 HCH
AUDIO A
AUDIO B
French 17th Century single manual by Peter Fisk, 2016. 8’, 8’, GG - d’’’, 56 notes, transposing. (78" x 32", 6 1/4" octave) Includes padded cover, leg bag and complete tool kit. $11,900. $9,900.

 


#3866 HCH
German single harpsichord after Vater, 1738, built by D. Jacques Way and Peter Sykes, 1990, 8’ 8’, GG-d’’’, 56 notes, transposing A-392/415/440. Case of solid cherry, beautifully made and fitted extra wide matching cherry wood music stand made for current owner in 2005. Recently regulated by Mariken Palmboom (May 2016), in excellent working order. (79" x 34", 6 1/4" octave) Includes cover. $11,900.

 


#3687 HCH Sale Pending
17th Century French single by Peter Fisk, 2010. 8', 8' with wood jacks and quill 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", 6 1/4" octave), weight of approximately 85lbs. From a professional builder. Includes custom padded cover, tool kit. $12,900.



#3774 HCH

Large Italian harpsichord by David Werbeloff  2002 after Ridolfi 1662, GG-d"' chromatic  8'8' with brass handstops.  415/440. 
(spine length 107, with 6 1/2" octave)  Inner instrument  with inlay banding keyboard of  boxwood with rosewood sharps.  Bridges of walnut on spruce board.  Beech jacks with delrin plectra.  Scale of 11.5" brass throughout.   Inner instrument and elaborate cut Italianate rose.  Outer case in dark red with faux leather inset panels.  Carved pedestal stand.  $15,000.

 


#3777 HCH

AUDIO 1
AUDIO 2
Flemish single by Richard Kingston 1987. BB - d"' , transposing, 8', 8', buff with full board painting (with small animals!) and lid mottoes and flowers by Pamela Gladding.  Turned oak stand.  Full robust sound with new voicing and regulation just completed by HCH 2017.  ( 73” x 31”, 6 1/4” octave) Excellent continuo instrument, includes padded cover and tools.   $16,500.  

 


#3932 HCH

Keith Hill single manual Italian Harpsichord, opus 218, 1986. GG - d’’’, 56 notes, transposing. Boxwood keyboard with ebony capped sharps, wooden jacks. True inner outer Italian with boldly painted outer case, turned leg two piece stand. (Outer case: 94" x 36 x 11 with 6 1/2" octave) Inner instrument of Cedar with Sitka board. $16,500.




#3677 HCH
AUDIO 1
AUDIO 2
AUDIO 3

Italian style single manual harpsichord, by Keith Hill, 1974, 8’,8’, AA-d’’’, 54 notes, wooden jacks, decorated outer case, inner-outer case construction, (87” x 36”, 6 1/2” octave). $16,500.

 


HCH Special Order
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. Inquire for price.

 


#3886 HCH
French single manual harpsichord by Willard Martin, 1979, GG - e’’’, 8’, 8’, buff, transposing, painted soundboard, 17th century twist turned leg trestle stand. (89” x 35”, 6 1/4” octave), includes cover. $18,000.

 


#3720 HCH

Single manual Flemish after a 1638 Ruckers instrument by Jerome Prager, 1983. 8'8' buff stop. GG/BB-d"' with two split sharps. Transposing ( 84" spine x 33" with 6 1/2" octave). Painted soundboard in authentic style. Keyboard of stained bog oak sharps with bone naturals. Cut paper arcades over a red paper background. The instrument sits on a high turned oak stand with keyboard height of 30". Matching bench. Hand screened Flemish papers with lid mottoes. Marbled case exterior in earth tones. The instrument produces a full and reedy Flemish sound and is one of a handful of instruments that Praeger produced in the 80's in the Los Angeles area. All were well documented and beautifully executed instruments. This is a collector's instrument ready for performance again. The correspondence documentation comes along--giving you a clear view of the master artist and client and this wonderful time in early music making! $18,900.

 


#3953 HCH

Flemish Single by D. Jacques Way, 2005, GG - d’’’, 56 notes, 8’, 8’, buff, transposable A415/A440, keyboard with bone naturals, arcades of embossed leather, wooden jacks, decorated with Flemish papers, lid motto, painted soundboard, case with faux marble, oak turned leg trestle stand, with matching music desk and two lid sticks, (83” x 34”, 6 1/4” octave) Very rare D. Jacques Way single manual Flemish. $22,000.

 


#3722 HCH

AUDIO
Italian style single manual harpsichord, by G.C. Klop, GG-g’’’, 61 notes, transposing, 8’, 8’, wooden jacks, marbled case and legs, lid painting depicting the music contest of Apollo and Pan. Elaborate parchment rose on soundboard, true inner (cedar case) - outer construction, (fully decorated exterior). A magnificent single in sight and sound! Full tool kit and padded cover. (89” x 38”, 6 1/4” octave) $35,000.



The Gallery/ Virginals & Spinets

 


#3933 HCH
Zuckermann Virginal, 1 x 8", 54 notes, BB - e''', boxwood naturals with black sharps. Green case with band on inside of lid, three piece trestle stand. $3,800.

 


#3596 HCH

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.

 


#3525 HCH
Audio
Hubbard English bentside
, kit built, 1995; FF,GG - f'''. Keyboard of boxwood with mahogany sharps. Delrin jacks. Turned stand, veneered panels on case exterior. (74” x 32” x 9”, 6 1/4” octave) Includes music rack. $4,900.

 


#3049 HCH

English bentside spinet by Robert Goble, London, 1955; opus 108, 1 x 8', buff and halfstop pedals; FF - f''' 61 notes. A handsome spinet from the Goble workshops, with a full five octaves. (55" x 31", 6 1/4" octave) Useful as a solo instrument or in consort. This instrument is undergoing a full restoration, with requilling (in Delrin) in the HCH shop. $5,900

 


#3764 HCH
Hubbard English bentside spinet, kit built by Richard Brune, FF,GG - f’’’, 60 notes, delrin jacks. Turned leg three piece stand, veneered panels on case exterior. (74” x 32” x 9”, 6 1/4” octave) $6,500.

 


#3912 HCH

Flemish virginal attributed to Rainer Schütze , from the 1960’s, loosely a Ruckers quint design, at 415 pitch, (making for a very compact size) 1 x 8’, C-d’’’, 51 notes, reverse keys, delrin jacks, green case, all stringing in phosphor bronze, big sound. tapered legs on stand sections which are hinged to case. Our plan at the moment is to add Flemish papers and repaint. (59” x 18” x 9”, 6 1/4” octave) Includes cover. $6,800.

 


#3853 HCH

English Bentside spinet by Hubbard and Broekman, 1989, 1 x 8’, FF,GG - f’’’, 60 notes, Keyboard of boxwood with mahogany sharps, case cross banded with mahogany surrounding boxwood inlay and bookmatched flamed mahogany panels, turned leg stand and matching bench. (74” x 32” x 9”, 6 3/8” octave). $8,500.
$8,200

 


#3742 HCH
AUDIO
Hill & Tyre English style bent side spinet, opus 92, 1980, FF-g’’’, 63 notes, 1x8’, red interior with gold banding, black exterior and turned leg trestle stand. $8,500.




The Gallery/ Harpsichords, Double Manual

 


#3918 HCH
Hubbard double manual harpsichord, 1970, 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, FF - g’’’, reverse keys, walnut case, two piece table stand. (92” x 38”, 6 1/4” octave) Call for price.

 


#3734 HCH
SOLD
Zuckermann Flemish double by Glenn Giuttari, reworked and redecorated in our shop in 1997; 8', 8', 4', buff; GG - d''', non transposing; red case exterior with cream interior, gold bands throughout; Flemish papers in keywell; bone keys with ebony sharps. Includes tool kit, custom padded cover. $11,900.

 


#3897 HCH

Hubbard French double 1977.  FF - f”’, transposing.  8’, 8’, 4’ , buff. Rebuilding by HCH for spring 2017.  Walnut case.  Reverse keyboard with ebony naturals, bone topped sharps. New voicing and regulation throughout. (91 3/4’’ L  X  37 3/4’’ W.) $12,500.  

 


#2980 HCH

Double manual harpsichord professionally built by Yves Beaupré, based on the Vaudry 1681. 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, GG - d’’’, transposition 415/440, keyboard of ebony and bone. To be completely rebuilt by HCH 2017. Choice of decoration, with option for painted soundboard. Photo is of similar instrument, with chinoiserie decoration, which can be specified. This instrument has a turned leg trestle stand, with four legs rather than seven leg table stand pictured. $16,000.

 


#3917 HCH

Double manual harpsichord, Hubbard kit, 8’, 8’, 4’, FF - g’’’, buff, painted soundboard, lid painting. (92” x 38”, 6 1/4” octave) Includes cover. Call for price.

 


#3922 HCH
Sold
Franco Flemish double manual harpsichord by Steven Sorli, 1990, FF - f’’’, 8’, 8’, 4’ , buff, transposing, painted soundboard decorations, lid motto, keyboard of figured maple with walnut sharps, six leg apron stand. (92” x 38”, 6 3/8” octave) Call for price.


 


#3892 HCH
Sale Pending
AUDIO 1

AUDIO 2
Double manual harpsichord by Philip Tyre, 1987, Opus 5, 8’, 8’, 4’, FF-f’’’, buff, transposing, wooden jacks. (89” x 37”, 6 1/4” octave) $18,000.

 


#3947 HCH

Flemish double manual harpsichord by Peter Fisk, 2017, GG - d’’’, 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, transposing, wooden jacks, decorated with Flemish papers, red case with gold bands, turned leg trestle stand. (87” x 34”, 6 1/4” octave) includes padded cover and complete tool kit. $22,000 $19,800.

 


#3842 HCH

AUDIO 1
AUDIO 2
Flemish Double Manual Harpsichord, by Dana Ciul, 2011, 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, GG-d’’’, 56 notes, transposing A415/A440, reverse keyboards of ebony naturals and bone-capped sharps, delrin jacks, celcon quills, with lid stick, music desk and turned stand of premium grade oak. $22,000.

 


#3911 HCH

Flemish double by Roberts & Brazier now being rebuilt at HCH, 2017. 8', 8', 4', buff, GG - c#''', 56 notes, transposing A415 - GG-d’’’, A440 - (loss of top note) GG-c’’’. Delrin jacks, keyboards of bone with ebony sharps, stamped leather arcades. Painted soundboard in Flemish style, double stretcher baroque stand with turned legs. Includes padded cover. (87” x 33”, 6 1/4” octave) $22,000.

 


#3556 HCH
AUDIO

French double by William Dowd, Opus 81, 1965.. FF - f''', transposing 415/440. 8', 8', 4', buff. Built by the Dean of American harpsichord building, this instrument was formerly owned by the New York City Opera. It is a French style instrument (Taskin) in a handsome case with English style brass hardware, reverse keyboards with arcaded keyfronts, on a trestle stand. It was upgraded with new registers and jacks by the Dowd shop in 1978. Includes a custom padded cover. A fine example from a preeminent American builder. Complete rebuild in the HCH shop 2016. $22,500.

 


#3739 HCH
- NEW INSTRUMENT
Double manual harpsichord by Robert Duffy, 2015, 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"; painted soundboard, turned stand, padded cover. dimensions 85" x 34". $24,000.

 


#3898 HCH
Hemsch Double manual harpsichord by Ernest Miller, 2016, FF-e’’’, 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, transposing A415/A440, Louis XV cabriole table stand, painted soundboard, matching bench. (93.68" x 37.46”, 6 1/2” octave) $24,000.



#3499 HCH
Sale Pending
Audio 1
Audio 2
Audio 3
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).


#3638 HCH

AUDIO
Double manual after Christian Zell 1728 by Carl Fudge,   Opus 26, 1976.   FF-d"' 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.

 


#3804 HCH
Sold
Hubbard & Broekman German double, opus 363, 2003 after Hieronymus Hass; FF-f’’’, 16’, 8’, 8’, 4’, nasale, buff, coupling by dogleg jacks, transposing A415/A440; Ebony naturals with bone topped sharps, veneered key well surrounds. Beechwood jacks. Black exterior case, cream interior, with gold banding, turned leg trestle stand, (108” x 42”, 6 1/2” octave) Includes cover, tools and spare parts. $26,500.00.

 


#3859 HCH Sold
Double manual Franco-Flemish harpsichord by William Hyman, D. Jacques Way, 1978, 8’,8’, 4’, buff, shove coupler, wooden jacks. Painted case in dark green with gold banding, soundboard painting in French style, name board and jack rail decorated with floral garlands, stand in the style of louis XVI. Call for information.

 


#3806 HCH
Sale Pending
German double after Hieronymus Albrecht Hass by Eric Herz, 1995. 16’,8’,8’,4’, nasale, buff to 16’ and 8’, shove coupler. All registers controlled by hand stops. The magnum opus of the Herz shop, this magnificent instrument has a painted case exterior with “double S” bentside, and gilded borders by Sheridan Germann. Painted lid interior with gold bands complemented by curly maple and cherry panels covering the upper soundboard surround and keywell. Turned leg stand with gilding in the Hass style. (108” x 38”) $28,000.

 


#3902 HCH
Sold
French double manual harpsichord by Robert Duffy and Achille Cristiano, 1983. FF-f’’’, 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, transposing A392, A415, A440, full compass at all three pitches. Painted case with gold banding, painted soundboard, carved, gilded Louis XVI table stand with turned fluted legs. (92” x 38”, 6 1/4” octave) Includes padded cover. $30,000.


The Gallery/ Pipe Organs

 


#3910 HCH

Flentrop chamber organ, mechanical action organ C - f’’’, 54 notes with 3 ranks, from the late 1980’s. Built as a kit in Holland and shipped to the Hubbard Harpsichord Co. in the USA for assembling. 

Specifications;
8’ gedekt - wooden pipes (C - d) and metal pipes (d# - f’’’)
4’ fluit - stopped metal pipes (C - b) and open metal pipes (c’ - f’’’)
2’ octaav - open metal pipes (C - f’’’)

Height = 70”, Width = 46”, Depth = 22”, Weight = 500 lbs.

The case is constructed of solid wood and is appropriately decorated with European - style marbling and a touch of gold leaf. It is ideal for a youth choir in a balcony of a church, or up front to support the adult choir.  For a small church it is well suited for congregational singing. Flentrop has been building mechanical action organs exclusively since 1948 and continues to be held in high esteem around the world. $20,000.

 


#3887 HCH
Sale Pending
Choir organ by Lammermuir (Scotland) 1996/ 2016.  Opus 28 - Three ranks in wood, 8'4'2' (principal) transposing 415/440-keyboard of ebony with boxwood capped sharps.  .  Case of oak with carved  linen-fold panels.  Upper case separates from the lower using retractable handles.  Excellent craftsmanship and sound.  $34,000 Also available on lease:  Eight months (October 1, 2016 thru June 1, 2016 ) @ $1200/ month. Dimensions:  40" w x 22" d x 441/2 h (keyboard @ 43" with high stool. / Movable in two sections: 17" and 29" high.

 


#2851 HCH
Positif organ by Hermann Greunke and John Brombaugh, 1970's; C - d''', 45 notes; split stops 8' Regal, 4' Rohrflote, 2' Prinzipal, 1 1/3' Quint. Hand winded. Graceful carved grill work and painted case decoration. Entire unit fits into its own storage / travel case. $34,500

 


#3615 HCH

Audio 1
Audio 2
Audio 3
Continuo organ by John Brombaugh, Opus 24, 1980 / HCH, 2015
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. sale or lease.Please inquire.

 


The Gallery/ Clavichords



#3539 HCH
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. (41" x 13", 6 1/2" octave) Makes a small but very musical sound.  Excellent condition.
$4500.

 


#3510 HCH
Sold
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


#3584 HCH
Sold
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 top 6 strings)'. 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



#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 (top 6 strings). 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 Leipzig. 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. $4500 as is. With additional shop work to include our 5 year warranty, $5,500.

 


#3931 HCH

Keith Hill clavichord, opus 273, 1992. GG - f’’’, 59 notes, double fretted @ A415. Keyboard of boxwood with ebony capped sharps. Lovely double fretted instrument with painted case in two colors; exterior wine, interior green with gold roping painted in, Flemish papers around soundboard. (54” x 15”, 6 1/4” octave) $8,900.





The Gallery/ Pipe Organs

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The Gallery/ Fortepianos

 


#3351 HCH AUDIO
John Broadwood & Sons square grand, London 1827-1828, Opus # 36022
; Key compass : FF- f4  73 keys @ 427; 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. Best reasonable offer.


#3517 HCH
Antique fortepiano by George Moore, 1813
.  Magnificent inlaid and crossbanded case.  Restored by Tim Hamilton
$18,000. Best reasonable offer.

 

 


The Gallery/ Antique Instruments

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