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…





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


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