Triangular Octave Spinet

Pasquino Querci Italian

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Technical description: Inner-outer case construction, inner case and soundboard are cypress, the outer case is covered with gilt-embossed leather, inside lid is painted with conventional ornaments; compass c/e-c4, d4, boxwood naturals with boxwood arcades, walnut accidentals, keyboard balance rail and back rail are glued to the bottom, no front rail, but padding is glued to bottom under key heads to control key dip; jacks are pear with beech tongues, brass leaf springs, slots for double flag dampers (none present), and leather plectra, box guide is built up of shaped blocks; multi-layered parchment rose. (Douglas Maple, 1983)

Triangular Octave Spinet, Pasquino Querci (Italian, active Florence, 1610–25), Wood, various materials, Italian

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