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A fretted clavichord  Portugal or Spain ,  second half of the 18th century  the interior and exterior with extensive, probably later, painted decoration, the lid with a central panel painted with ruins and a village in an extensive landscape within a floral frame, with simulated wood grain crossbanding, the lid interior painted with an oval panel depicting a castle within a landscape, flanked by two simple musical trophies, the four and a half octave keyboard, C to f3,with possibly yew…

A fretted clavichord Portugal or Spain , second half of the 18th century the interior and exterior with extensive, probably later, painted decoration, the lid with a central panel painted with ruins and a village in an extensive landscape within a floral frame, with simulated wood grain crossbanding, the lid interior painted with an oval panel depicting a castle within a landscape, flanked by two simple musical trophies, the four and a half octave keyboard, C to f3,with possibly yew…

Built in 1720 this is the oldest surviving piano and was made by Bartolomeo Cristofori, the man credited with inventing the first succesful hammer action keyboard.

The Piano: The Pianofortes of Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655–1731)

Built in 1720 this is the oldest surviving piano and was made by Bartolomeo Cristofori, the man credited with inventing the first successful hammer action keyboard.

Ornate Harpsichord

A harpsichord by Nicolas Pigalle, made in Dijon in 1771 – one of only two that survive by that city’s makers.

Important Clavecin à deux claviers, portant sur la barre d'adresse l'inscription IOANNES RVCKERS ME FECIT ANTVERPIAE (= Ioannes Ruckers, 1578 - 1642). La barre d'adresse est faite d'un fin filet de bois… - Libert Damien - 20/11/2002

Important Clavecin à deux claviers, portant sur la barre d'adresse l'inscription IOANNES RVCKERS ME FECIT ANTVERPIAE (= Ioannes Ruckers, 1578 - 1642). La barre d'adresse est faite d'un fin filet de bois… - Libert Damien - 20/11/2002

I have been trying to decide on a possible tattoo idea for a long time... But what will I LOVE and BELIEVE for...ever?     I was playing piano one morning... and it hit me.     I will never fall out of love with piano.

I have been trying to decide on a possible tattoo idea for a long time. I was playing piano one morning. I will never fall out of love with piano.

Rare and Historically Significant Marquetry Inlaid Grand Piano, Bösendorfer | From a unique collection of antique and modern musical instruments at https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/more-furniture-collectibles/musical-instruments/

Rare and Historically Significant Marquetry Inlaid Grand Piano, Bösendorfer

Rare and Historically Significant Marquetry Inlaid Grand Piano, Bösendorfer | From a unique collection of antique and modern musical instruments at https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/more-furniture-collectibles/musical-instruments/

Harpsichord - the electric guitar of the past.  Only rock stars played/play a harpsichord.

Harpsichord - the electric guitar of the past. Only rock stars played/play a harpsichord.

"Clavecin. Mécanisme de Hans RUCKERS, dit Ruckers l'ancien (1540-1598), facteur de clavecin flamand. Caisse à decor d'arabesque sur fond or par Claude AUDRAN II (1639-1684), peintre et décorateur, fin du XVIIème." (1) ••• (1) http://berdom.skyrock.mobi/2438076299-Rez-de-chaussee-Aile-centrale-Appartement-de-madame-Victoire-72.html

"Clavecin. Mécanisme de Hans RUCKERS, dit Ruckers l'ancien (1540-1598), facteur de clavecin flamand. Caisse à decor d'arabesque sur fond or par Claude AUDRAN II (1639-1684), peintre et décorateur, fin du XVIIème." (1) ••• (1) http://berdom.skyrock.mobi/2438076299-Rez-de-chaussee-Aile-centrale-Appartement-de-madame-Victoire-72.html

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