Clavichord, Various materials, possibly German

Clavichord

Date:
first half 18th century
Geography:
Germany?
Culture:
possibly German
Medium:
Various materials
Dimensions:
Length, perpendicular to keyboard: without moulding 29.4 cm, with moulding 31.3 cm; Width, parallel to keyboard: without moulding 95.6 cm, with moulding 97.5 cm; Depth without lid 30.1 cm, 3-octave span 49.1 cm, Keyboard total width 63.4 cm,
Fretting and scaling (measured on closer string to front), 22 pairs of strings for 45 keys.
Pairs 1-6 (C/E-A), unfretted, C/E = 79.0 cm.
7: (A# = 67.6
(B = 64.6
8: (c = 63.1
(c# = 60.3
9: d = 58.9
10: (d# = 57.6
(e = 55.1
11: (f = 53.6
(f# = 51.5
12: (g = 50.2
(g# = 48.0
13: (a = 46.9
(a# = 46.9
(b = 41.8
14: (c1 = 40.7
(c#1= 39.0
15: (d1 = 37.9
(d#1 =35.4
(e1 = 34.1
16: (f1 = 33.0
(f#1 = 31.7
(g1 = 29.5
17: (g#1 = 28.3
(a1 = 26.4
(a#1 = 24.9
18: (b1 = 23.7
(c2 = 22.2
(c#2 = 21.3
19: (d2 = 20.2
(d#2 = 19.1
(e2 = 18.2
20: (f2 = 17.3
(f#2 = 16.4
(g2 = 15.3
21: (g#2 = 14.5
(a2 = 13.4
(a#2 = 12.5
22: (b2 = 11.7
(c3 = 10.9
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-struck-clavichord
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1215
Not on view
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Keyboard Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Picture Book. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1961, pg. 11, fig. 3, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 90.

Catalogue of Keyboard Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 0, pg. 117,119, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 90.