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Double manual harpsichord
Date added: 2019-08-28
Manufactured by William de Blaise, London.
Built around 1965, and purchased in 1980.
Part of a family estate.
In walnut veneer
2 keyboards, 4 pedals, 2 registers
Beautiful inverted keys in ivorite
3 legs and pedals screw/unscrew in seconds
Exceptional sound and quality
The instrument is located in Geneva, Switzerland.
Price: 17.000 EUR /18.000 Sfr / $ 19.000
Contact: Daniel Benador
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Pianoforte made by Sebastian Lengerer in 1805
Date added: 2023-09-17
a1 = 415 Hz
FF - c4
Case: Cherrywood veneered with black fillet stripes
Wrestplank is probably maple with veneer on top
Lid: 3 parts, lid support attached to large lid, 2 external latches
Feet: 4 conical pointed legs (square)
Knee levers: 4 (from left: una corda, bassoon, moderator, dampening lift)
Bronze decorative rondelles can be found at the corners of the body base
Dimension: 2145 x 1070 x 826 mm (LxWxH)
FF – F: 2-strings, bright brass
F# - b1: 2-strings, steel
h1 – c4: 3-strings, steel
Beautifully executed furniture with selected decorative cherry burl wood veneered; sparingly decorated with simple bronze roundels. Elegant, delicate pointed legs.
The design is more reminiscent of Michael Rosenberger's instruments or Nannette Streicher from that time, as the already more powerful style of Anton Walter.
The closed subfloor does not allow a view of the interior construction. The static one construction is based on a pure wooden construction, like all comparable Viennese instruments that time. There is a deep center spreader between the wrestplank and the dam
Between the pairs of strings d1 and d#1. There is no blind string choir at this point inserted.
After extensive restoration in 1975 by Rudolf Dobernecker, Freiburg i. Br., and others
Reworked in Hamburg in 1997, the instrument is now perfectly playableCondition.
A report on the restoration with a description of the condition found does not exist.
About the maker:
Very little is known about Sebastian Lengerer. There is only one other than what is described here.
Instrument of his previously known, dated 1793, built in Kufstein im Tyrol, apparently the Lengerer's place of origin before he moved to Vienna.
Three addresses there are known:
1799 “Neustift 86” and 1808 “Neubau 239”.
In 1809, shortly before his death, he lived in the “Neubau186”. Nothing more is known about him yet.
Price: Please contact me
Contact: Janek Rosset