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Charles van Raalte

Octave Spinet on stand

Period:
17th Century
Description:

This is a portable keyboard instrument, widely used in private homes in Italy throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to accompany singing.

The case and stand of the instrument are coloured in dark blue with floral arabesques. The front lid bearing a coat of arms. The inner lid painted with panel showing putti and a figure in classical armour. The reverse has a poetical inscription in Italian. 

 

Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
RI_DC_0000338
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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