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harpsichord Blanchet

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single manual, copie after F.E. Blanchet, Paris 1737

keyboard compass: 4 5/6 octaves (G1 - f3)

81', 82', lute to 82'

wooden jacks, Delrin plectra
Sales price 24.900 €
Sales price without tax 20.924 €
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François-Étienne Blanchet (1695 -1761) was the most famous member of a family of instrument makers which influenced French harpsichord building decisively during the 18th century. His father, Nicolas Blanchet (born in 1660), a native of Reims, set up his workshop in Paris and started making harpsichords and spinets. Besides making new instruments in his workshop in the rue de la Verrerie, François-Étienne also extended the compasses of early Flemish harpsichords of the Ruckers family (mettre à grand ravalement) to 5 octaves in accordance with thecontemporary trend.

François-Étienne Blanchet was also the master of Pascal Taskin, the most eminent French maker of harpsichords during the second half of the 18th century. After the death of François-Étienne‘s son in 1766 (who bore the same name as his father), Pascal Taskin married his widow and led the tradition of harpsichord making to a last climax. Among the surviving instruments made by Blanchet, there is only one single manual harpsichord left, which was rediscovered a few years ago in France. This instrument, built in 1737 by François-Étienne Blanchet, is the original for our copy.

Technische Angaben

  • keyboard compass: G1 - f3 (4 5/6 octaves)
  • naturals ebony, sharps pearwood covered by bone
  • disposition: 81‘, 82‘, lute to 82
  • length 220 cm (7‘3“), width 88 cm (2‘11“)
  • net weight 63 kg (139 lbs)

Lieferbare Zusatzausstattung

  • transposing device (a1 = 440/415 Hz)
  • gold leaf bands
  • stands in different styles
  • benches and covers matching the instrument
  • painted soundboard
  • lid paintingg

Manufacture of historical keyboard instruments
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D-96103 Hallstadt bei Bamberg 

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