Description: Harpsichord, Clavichord - Arnold Dolmetsch Octave Virginal
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Octave Virginal by Arnold Dolmetsch built 1923; mixed media - English Walnut case; closed measurements: 31" x 30" x 19 3/8", 78.7 cm x 72.2 cm x 49.2 cm; signed on fascia above keyboard: ARNOLD DOLMETSCH ANNO M CM XXIII. Condition - work/excellent. Unbolts from walnut pedestal-style four-legged support; brass hinges on single-fold top and rear lid; sounding board hand painted in flowers by Mrs. Dolmetsch; ivory and ebony keys, with ivory dark, perhaps stained; pitched one octave higher than standard; signed on the sounding board support at top left front "Rebuilt John Challis, Detroit, Michigan 1949"; signed top right front "Repair 1977 Alan Austin: original structure remains intact; repairs and replacement made only to strings and fret. John Challis was a student of Arnold Dolmetsch.
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