Frühfranzose

The early French harpsichord with a 4-foot upper manual is made from massive walnut and is lacquered with shellac. It rests on an eight-leg frame with top and bottom cross-beams, fitted to the instrument's curved body. The legs are twist-turned, as with the original.

The Lyon-school harpsichord after Pierre Donzelague is two-coloured and painted with casein paint; it sits on a nine-leg fitted frame with high upper and lower cross-beams. The Taskin instrument ist also painted two-coloured and its stand comes in the Louis-XVI-style. The keyboards are ebony-covered and, as with the Flemish instruments, high carat gilding is available.

Harpsichord after an anonymous model (c.1680), double-manual   4'8'8' GG,AA-c'''
Harpsichord after Pierre Donzelague 1711, double-manual   8'4'8' FF-f'''
Harpsichord after Pascal Taskin 1769, double-manual   8'4'8' FF-f'''