Hitchcock Spinet

Description (Brief):

This harpsichord was made by Thomas Hitchcock in London, around 1705-1715. It is a bentside spinet, serial #1287, with a compass of GG - g3, and a disposition of 1 x 8’. The soundboard is made of spruce. This instrument has ivory naturals and “skunktail” accidentals of ebony and ivory. The name board is inscribed: “Thomas Hitchcock London Fecit No.1287.”

Description (Brief)

The inseparable case is made of walnut with three ornamented brass hinges. The keyboard cover has three smaller brass hinges and a brass lock plate. The trestle stand is made of turned walnut.

Description (Brief)

This instrument is in playing condition.

Date Made: 1705-1715

Maker: Hitchcock, Thomas

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. John Magruder

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.62.382Accession Number: 241783Catalog Number: 62.382

Object Name: harpsichordharpsichord jack

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: jack: 3/16 in x 3 1/2 in x 7/16 in; .47625 cm x 8.89 cm x 1.11125 cmoverall: 7 3/4 in x 74 in x 29 in; 19.685 cm x 187.96 cm x 73.66 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-4cc2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_605992

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