A Franco-Flemish double-manual harpsichord,
One of the French roccoco-style lid hooks from the Franco-Flemish harpsichord
This photograph, greatly enlarged, shows the exquisite moulding and casting of the lid hooks on the bentside of the instrument. The brass has been chased and fire gilt and has been cleaned, but not restored. The head of one of the vernis martin putti is just visible at the bottom of the photograph.
The lid flap and main lid hinges are of an equal standard of casting and gilding.