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Clavichord (after Christian Gotthelf Hoffman, 1784)

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Inscription

In ink on the hitch-pin plank: Made by Chickering & Sons / under the direction of / Arnold Dolmetsch / Boston USA / MCMVI / no. 7; in ink on nameboard: CHICKERING & SONS BOSTON VSA MCMVI No. 7; in pencil on inside of bottom: No 7; in ink? on side of FF key lever: I. Fuso

Provenance

Before 1920, Edward F. Searles (1841-1920), Methuen, Massachusetts; by 1920, by inheritance to B. Allen Rowland (1910-1991), New Castle, New Hampshire; 1981, gift of the estate of B. Allen Rowland, Lawrence, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 1992)

Credit Line

The Edward F. Searles Musical Instrument Collection; Gift of Edward S. Rowland, Benjamin A. Rowland, Jr., George B. Rowland, Daniel B. Rowland, Rodney D. Rowland and M.A. Swedlund in memory of their father, Benjamin Allen Rowland

1906

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 172.2 cm, width 50.5 cm, case height 15.2 cm (Length 67 13/16 in., width 19 7/8 in., case height 6 in.)

Accession Number

1981.753

Medium or Technique

Cherry

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones