Abraham and Jacob Kirckman
Musical instruments, devices and recordings
Boxwood [buxus sempervirens], Dalbergia nigra, Ivory, Mahogany, Metal, Quill, Rosewood [dalbergia nigra]
2439 mm (Length)991 mm (W)
Place of origin
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Tatton Park, Cheshire (Accredited Museum)
Given to Elizabeth Sykes on her marriage to Wilbraham Egerton by her brother Mark Masterman Sykes of Sledmere in Yorkshire.
A mahogany double manual harpsichord made by Abraham and Joseph Kirckman, London 1789. Inlaid boxwood and rosewood herringbone stringing, on turned tapered supports. The instrument is fitted with a Venetian Swell, an inner lid fitted with hinged shutters which are operated by a foot pedal. The tone and volume are controlled by opening or closing the shutters.
Marks and inscriptions
Abraham et Josephus Kirckman Londini fecerunt 1789
Makers and roles
Abraham and Jacob Kirckman, instrument maker