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Folding harpsichord

Period:
18th Century
Description:

The folding harpsichord, also known as a clavecin brisé (French for 'broken harpsichord'), is a rare form the instrument meant that was meant for travel and designed to sit on top of a table. It has a limited range of 4 octaves and 1 note, which make it well suited for more intimate spaces, such as performing chamber music or for private music making. The instrument is able to be folded into a rectangular bundle by folding it along the longitudinal side of its sections.

Place of Production:
France
Dimensions:
Length: 1m
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000495
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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