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Harpsichord with additional piano action

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By 1924, documented for inclusion of Merlin action, ownership unknown. Before 1942, acquired by Mrs. Francis Higginson Cabot (nee Perkins), West Chester, Pennsylvania; by 1942, probably sold by Cabot to Edwards & Sons, Ltd., London; December 12, 1942, Edwards & Sons, Ltd., Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 342; by 1965, acquired by Edwin M. Ripin (1930-1975), Forest Hills, New York; 1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)

Credit Line

Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Friends of the Collection Fund


Object Place

London, England


Length 216.5 cm, width 91.5 cm, case height 26.8 cm, height with stand 87.4 cm (Length 85 1/4 in., width 36 in., case height 10 9/16 in., height with stand 34 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones