Folding harpsichord, Rijk van Arkel, 1768

Folding harpsichord, Rijk van Arkel, 1768

mahogany (wood), h 14.0cm × w 73.0cm × l 99.0cm. More details

In Paris, 1699, Jean Marius claimed the invention of the folding harpsichord. It was convenient for travelling. The two smaller sections, at right and centre, are hinged and can be closed to form a single long unit which is then folded over the left-hand part. The famous castrato Farinelli owned two such harpsichords, as well as five normal harpsichords and a grand piano.

On display in room 0.8-Z6.02

Collections with this work

Music - muziek

Susanne Bantz

18 hours ago - 116 works 0 4

Music Instruments

Igal Bronshtein

16 hours ago - 35 works 0 2

Marlon

Marlon Lee

January 22 2016 - 10 works 50 0

Make your own creations with this work