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Antique George III period clavichord by Beck

$ 12,000
  • Description
    Antique George III period clavichord by Beck
    English, 1788
    Height 81cm, width 148cm, depth 52cm

    This elegant instrument is a clavichord, a type of piano popular during the eighteenth century. The clavichord is crafted from mahogany and is adorned with inlaid strips. The top of the instrument opens to reveal the keyboard and the inner workings, and the piece is supported by four legs joined by a shelf. The clavichord is by Frederick Beck, an important German maker who moved to England in the middle of the century and worked from London for many decades.

    Above the keyboard is inscribed ‘Fredericus Beck Londini fecit 1788 / No. 10 Broad Street Soho’.

    Artist/maker: Fredericus Beck (Anglo-German, fl. late 18th Century)
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: England
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: Wood.
    Creation Date: 1788
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, George III
    Dealer Reference #: 10151b
    Incollect Reference #: 516296
  • Dimensions
    W. 58.27 in; H. 31.89 in; D. 20.47 in;
    W. 148 cm; H. 81 cm; D. 52 cm;
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