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Harpsichord

Designer:
Arnold Dolmetsch (French, born Le Mans, France 1858–1940 Haslemere, Surrey, England)
Manufacturer:
Chickering & Sons (American, Boston 1853–1983) , under the direction of Arnold Dolmetsch
Date:
1909
Geography:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wood, various materials
Dimensions:
L.: 240.1 cm (94-5/8 in.); W.: 97.5 (38-3/8 in.); H.: 90.2 (35-1/2 in.); D.: 27 cm (10-5/8 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-plucked-harpsichord
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Dana, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.374
Not on view
Inscription: 1) (in gold on nameboard) Chickering & Sons Boston VSA MCMIX no 59

2) (on wristplank) Made by Chickering & Sons under the direction of Arnold Dolmetsch Boston U.S.A. MCMIX N 59

3) (stamped on back of abtten below nameboard) 59

4) (in gold inside lid) ACTA VIRVM PROBANT/SCIENTIA NOON HABET INIMICVM NISI IGNORANTEM
Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Dana
A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 9, ill.

American Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pg. 192, fig. 245, ill.

"Notable Acquisitions 1981-1982: Musical Instruments." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1982), pg. 36, ill.



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