harpsichords are predominantly used to perform music from
the 16th - 18th century, it is our ambition to make instruments
that are as close as possible in sound, in touch and in appearance
to harpsichords made in that era.
We try only to use such materials as were available to the
17th and 18th century masters and as far as possible to emulate
their working methods.
Harpsichord case before the soundboard is glued
All wood that goes in to an instrument is stored and air dried
on the premises and then hand processed in our workshop. We
also make our own paints, grinding traditional pigments in
linseed oil. The papers that go on the Flemish instruments
are hand printed from wood blocks.
specialise in period decorations and can offer a wide variety
of finishes from marbling or tortoiseshell to lacquer work
and japanning. Lids can be given landscape paintings.
oak for Flemish wrestplanks