As 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 in

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.

We 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.

Splitting oak for Flemish wrestplanks