A Franco-Flemish double-manual harpsichord,
The spine side and the top of the stand of the Franco-Flemish harpsichord
This photograph shows the stunning decoration on the spine side and also part of the stand underneath the Franco-Flemish harpsichord. The decoration on the spine is lacking any of the 'fine art' paintings attributed to François Boucher and found on much of the rest of the instrument.
This decoration, and the decorations surrounding the Boucher paintings on the rest of the instrument, has been attributed to Christophe Huet (1700 - 1759), Paris, 1750.
The spine decoration, partly because of its simplicity, is perhaps the most elegant and refined decoration on the instrument.
A detail of the spine-side decoration attributed to Christophe Huet.