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Harpsichord

Manufacturer:
Pleyel et Cie
Date:
1928
Geography:
Paris, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Wood, various materials
Dimensions:
L. 182.6 cm (71 7/8 in.) W. 99.4 cm (39 1/8 in.); (102.1 cm across lid) D. without lid 31.6 cm (12 7/16 in.) H. 96.2 cm (37 7/8 in.) (8') AA string length: 121.9 plucking 20.5; String lengths: c2- 32.9 plucking 11.2; f3 - 13.5 plucking 8.4; 3-octave span: 49.7 cm Bench: 63.7 x 43.6 x 49 cm high
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-plucked-harpsichord
Credit Line:
Gift of Laura La Forge Webb, in memory of Frank La Forge, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.523.1 .2
Not on view
Marking: 1) (in ink on inlaid plaque on nameboard) Pleyel/Fracteur à Paris/Fondé en 1807
2) (stamped on pinblock) 74F036 (and) 186.335
3) (inside case on left) 74F036
4) (stamped on right mounting plate of damper support) M. Asseman
5) (in ink on ivory plate on back of nameboard) Rebuilt by Arthur P Kleiner 1942
"Keyboard Instruments." Summer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1989), Vol. 47, No. 1, pg. 33, ill.



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