A Franco-Flemish double-manual harpsichord,
Detail of the foot of one of the legs of the harpsichord stand
This photographs shows a detail of the foot of one of the legs of the stunningly-beautiful stand under this harpsichord. This stand is the same width as the present 1786 date of the last extension and, although it is very much in the style of Louis XV must date from the 1786 ravalement. The stand shows a good example of the wonderful carving and gilding, typical of the artisan who made the rest of the stand. As can be seen there is even undercutting at the back of the foot - a detail that is virtually hidden and a luxury that remains almost un-noticed.
This page was last revised on 15 January 2022.