The Complete List/ Pedal Harpsichords

 

 


#3451 HCH
Sold
Pedal harpsichord by Eric Herz
, 1966; 1 X 16',1 X 8', 1 X 4', range 32 notes C - g; concave / radiating with walnut casework; paired with a Herz double, 1969, 8', 8', 4', buff, with four pedals; FF - g'''. Photos show the instrument in its current condition. These two instruments will be completely rebuilt and refinished in our shop and available at a finished price of $20,000.

 


#3244 FR Sold
AUDIO1
AUDIO2

Pedal Harpsichord after Harass (Thuringia, Germany beginning XVIIIth century), built in Switzerland by Nicolas Macheret, 2000. The instrument consists of two separate instruments, each independently movable:
• a 2 manual harpsichord of 3 registers, 8', 8', 4, buff stop on lower manual, compass from FF to f''', copy of a original of Johann H.Harass, 1714, located in Sondershausen, Germany. 415Hz. The case is in beechwood identical to the original instrument; key-covering in ebony for naturals and cow bone for accidentals. Dogleg coupler. Brass stringing for the bass, and iron stringing from fa.
Case Dimensions:length- 2m49cm. width-1m00cm depth 30.5 cm
• pedal-harpsichord with 3 registers, 16' ,16’, 8'. 2 buff stops on Principal 16’ and 8’, from C to d', made after Adlung's description. Pedal-board copied after Silbermann. Wound strings for the first octave, then iron strings.
Case Dimensions: length- 2m52 cm. width-1m24cm depth 32cm.
Inst. With pedal-board attached. Length over all: 3m20 cm . full width with bench 1m36cm. Full height over all: 1m24cm.
The instrument has been entirely revised by David Ley in Därstetten, Switzerland. $42,000

 

The Complete List/ Clavichords

 


#3577 MA Sold
Zuckermann Unfretted clavichord IV. GG - f'''. Double strung in brass. Cherry veneer. Reverse keyboard. Good playing condition. $1500.

 


#3375 CO
Clavichord by Sabathil & Son, 1967.54 notes, C - f'''. Unfretted. Metal framing for tuning stability. Good condition $1,900.

 


#3700 MN Sold
Zuckermann KOS double strung, double fretted Clavichord, 45 Keys, E – c”’, Very nicely assembled kit in cherry wood with fine details such as carved key shanks with undulating pattern. Cherry naturals with walnut sharps. Zither style tuning pins. Includes Tuning hammer, Zuckermann instruction book and drawing. No stand (table top instrument) Professionally serviced March 1, 2015, $2000

 


#3771 MN
Renaissance clavichord, 3 octave, G-g’’, since there are no surviving examples of this style, it is based on a drawing by Henri Arnault de Zwolle and two paintings in Helen Hollis' "Piano". Since there are no surviving examples of this style, it was based on a drawing. Birdseye maple case. The instrument is in MN. $2,000.

 


#3620 CT
Clavichord, Zuckermann 1st model, C-f’’’, 54 notes. Instrument is in CT. $2,500

 


#3632 WA Sold
Double-fretted clavichord, by Dan Rembold. C to e’’’ patterned after the 1766 Gottlieb Rosenau instrument in the MusikMuseet, Stockholm; satin ebony case finish; keyboard of cherry naturals and Vagias simulated ivory sharp tops. The tone and musical capabilities of this instrument equal or surpass other larger models.$2,900. Seattle, WA

 


#3822 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. Lined carrying case for easy transport. $3,500.

 


#3832 IL
Eighteenth century style German clavichord by Lyndon Taylor, 1995, fretted with range AA-f’’’, A415, case of walnut and teak, stand from antique parts. Includes kit. The instrument is in IL. $3,500.

 


#3756 HCH Sale Pending
Audio 1
Audio 2
Audio 3

Clavichord, by Dutch makers Sander Ruys & Jack Schroevers, 2005, after 1543 (Venice) Domenicus Pisaurensis clavichord, C/E- c’’’, short octave bass, Double, triple and quadruple fretted, set to quarter comma meantone, case and soundboard in Italian cypress, keyboard naturals in European boxwood with pierced boxwood arcades, sharps are cypress with ebony tops, strung in Rose brass wire. 49" x 16", 6 1/2" octave. Includes professionally built shipping crate. $4,000.

 


#3726 HCH Sold
Clavichord by David Holmes, 1988, serial number 8828, C-c’’, 49 notes, triple fretted, equal temperament at 440, 14” x 46”, 6 1/4 octave, mahogany case with inlay, matching stand, elegant workmanship. $4,200.

 


#3617 WA
Fretted clavichord by Robert Duffy, 1983, rebuilt 2006. After Manuel Carmo, 1796. This is one of the rarely seen larger fretted instruments (double fretted from c) with a range of 61 notes, FF - f'''. Solid oak case. Includes listing board, which allows greater volume in bass while controlling the "bebung" or vibrato, so beloved by clavichord players. From a professional builder. $4,400.

 


#3775 NL
Unfretted Clavichord by Tjeerd Bosklopper 2015, after Ph.J. Specken 1743 in Musikmuseet Stockholm. C –d’’’, keyboard with ebony naturals and sharps covered with bone. Dovetailed case and stand in figured walnut, paneled lid. Strung in Malcolm Rose wire. The instrument is decorated with solid brass hardware. A fine instrument for 18th century music. The instrument is in The Netherlands. € 4500.

 


#3794 CO
Unfretted clavichord FF-g’’’, bichord strung throughout, built in 1988 by Fred Bettenhaussen, a fine Dutch early keyboard builder. This clavichord has been inspected and adjusted in Alan Cole's shop in Boulder and is in great condition. The instrument is in Colorado. $4,500.

 


#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. Makes a small but very musical sound.  Excellent condition.
$4500.

 


#3510 HCH
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

 


#3031 NL
Sold
Fretted clavichord after the anonymous c.1700 instrument in the Russell Collection, Edinburgh built in 2009 byTjeerd Bosklopper. CC/EE - c''', 45 notes, double strung with Malcolm Rose wire. Boxwood naturals, palisander sharps. Made of quartersawn oak, panelled lid. The soundboard of Swiss pine is lined with walnut profiles. Many lovely details. The stand is modelled after c. 1710 Berlin examples. Transport is very easy. A well-made shipping case is included. A fine instrument from a professional European builder. €4200
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#3584 HCH
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

 


#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. Makes a small but very musical sound.  Excellent condition.
$4500.

 


#3387 HCH
Clavichord by John Challis
of Detroit, Michigan, unfretted, 57 notes AA - f'''. Aluminum soundboard and metal framing for complete tuning stability. Reverse keyboard of ebony naturals, maple sharps; case veneered in walnut with a gold band on lid interior. Trestle stand with pretty turnings. Original owner, nicely maintained. $5000 

 


#3617 WA
Fretted clavichord by Robert Duffy, 1983, rebuilt 2006. After Manuel Carmo, 1796. This is one of the rarely seen larger fretted instruments (double fretted from c) with a range of 61 notes, FF - f'''. Solid oak case. Includes listing board, which allows greater volume in bass while controlling the "bebung" or vibrato, so beloved by clavichord players. From a professional builder. $5500.

 


#3689 HCH
Sold
Clavichord by Thomas R.C. Goff and J.C. Cobbey, 1958. C-d’’’, Ebony keyboard, case of burl walnut inlaid on boxwood. A stunning small instrument. 47" x 15 1/2" with 6 1/2" octave. wound strings to bottom octave. Call to discuss.

 


#3501 CT
Clavichord by John Shortridge, 1970. Double fretted C-f"' with 4' strings from C-G.
After an anonymous ca. 1700 instrument in the Smithsonian Collection. Trestle stand. From a professional builder. Editor's note: This instrument came thru our shop some years back. It is an extraordinary instrument in sound and sight by a former director of the Smithsonian.

 


#3408 HCH
SOLD
Large unfretted clavichord,
professionally built by David Sumrell from Zuckermann parts. 61 notes: FF-f''', reverse keyboard with ebony naturals, bone-slipped sharps, and pearwood arcades, case and stand of Honduras mahogany; spruce soundboard. Length 64"; width 19"; depth of case 7". A fine large clavichord, suitable for the work of C.P.E. Bach and the later repertoire. $7500

 


#3836 AL
AUDIO
Large Unfretted clavichord after JA Hass (1763), by Dan Rembold, 2011.  FF-f’’’ (61 notes). Double-strung in yellow brass throughout, with a third string (4’ choir) for the lowest 20 notes, in low-tensile iron wire. This clavichord has substantial response, capable of bringing out the best in the performer and the music. 69 x 22 x 7.75 ". Ebony naturals. Tuned at A 415, capable of A440. Includes matching bench. $7,500.

 


#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. $4,500 as is. With additional shop work to include our 5 year warranty, $5,500.

 


#3606 HCH
Sold
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.

 


#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”.
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