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By Beck, Fredericus (Anglo-German, fl. late 18th Century)
This superb Georgian-period mahogany clavichord is by the Anglo-German manufacturer Beck, whose products were celebrated throughout Europe for their exceptional quality.
This fine clavichord (an early type of the modern piano) was manufactured by Fredericus Beck, or Frederick Beck, during the period of George III. Beck was a German instrument maker who moved to London during the middle of the eighteenth century. Beck established a workshop on Broad Street in Soho, and his clavichords were exported to France, German, and Sweden, among other European countries.
The clavichord features a mahogany case with inlaid chequer stringing. The rectangular case opens to reveal the off-centre keyboard and the inner workings of the instrument. The case is supported on four legs connected by the shelf-form stretcher.
A panel above the keyboard is inscribed with ‘Fredericus Beck Londini fecit 1788 / No. 10 Broad Street Soho’ as well as the model number ‘1952’.
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