Decoration and soundboard painting

The soundboards of seventeenth century Flemish and french harpsichords, spinets and virginals were frequently decorated with painted flora, fauna, and ornamental motifs. Such decoration is very specific to this part of the instrument.
​The case, lid and stand ​vary widely according to period and origin, and even down to individual artists contracted by the same workshop. The artists with whom we collaborate in decorating our instruments have extensive experience and sensitivity and we work closely with them to attain the aesthetics which visually approximate the amazing sound our instruments produce!
Consult with us on any aspect of your instruments decoration, whether it be restoring, refinishing, upgrading or a total makeover, we can advise you on and carry out any design you desire, historically accurate or personally expressive.

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The Manufacturing Process


Construction of a harpsichord begins with selecting the wood based on the type of harpsichord witch has to be made. Different kinds of wood are used depending on the model and style, and they certainly affect the sound quality of the finished instrument.

The wood must be aged for...

A large part of our work is in restoring and maintaining instruments from original to modern reproductions, not limited to just the harpsichord but just about any early keyboard instrument, be it a spinet, muselaar, clavichord, virginal, pleyel etc.. In restoring historical instruments we will obtain as much information as we can, from drawings...

In our woorkshop we make many diferant types of stands and chairs, witch match the harpsishords from diferant styles.

If you have ideas about the design for your stand or chair,dont hesitate to contackt us,we will be happy to descuss it with you.