Beautiful English Spinet, circa 1700

                       Beautiful English Spinet, circa 1700.

I saw this beautiful English made Spinet in an art gallery a few months ago. It was made by Benjamin Sison of Birchin Lane, London. The case is made of walnut, the keyboard is inlaid with a panel of black marquetry on hollywood. The keys are ebony.

Sadly, it no longer has its strings- I hope one day it gets restored so it can be played once more…

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Articles about English spinets, where this instrument gets a mention:

http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/25163943?sid=21104938283711&uid=3738032&uid=2&uid=2129&uid=4&uid=70

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CCgQFjAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.era.lib.ed.ac.uk%2Fbitstream%2F1842%2F3274%2F2%2FPeter%2520Mole%2520PhD%2520thesis%25202009%2520Volume%25201.pdf&ei=5LudVOLBAsWqU-HVgZgL&usg=AFQjCNEgq4aYgvkmF4Vkm-TURXHYfnnmKQ&sig2=RQT6ZidmXhjNY7rpP4NjNA

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About EdwardianPiano

I am a classical music enthusiast, history geek, artist and writer.
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