#2127 HCH
English Bentside Spinet by Stephen Keene, n.d.

This instrument has been placed with the Kenneth G. Fiske Museum, Claremont, California. Inscription: "Stephanus Keene Londini Fecit" Specification: 1 x 8' Compass: 54 notes: GG/BB-d''' with split C# and D# - Keyboard: Black naturals-ebony, white sharps - solid ivory .

Remarks: Original stand, spirally turned. Nameboard, besides inscription, has elaborate marquetry of arabesque pattern. Boalch 3 number (4) Boalch 2 number 13/19. The instrument is in excellent condition except for one large soundboard crack along the bass bridge line.