All of these instruments differ from pianos in that they pluck the strings, rather than striking them.

There was a good selection in our June 2011 sale.


Lot 17 William de Blaise (c1970s)   A 6ft 4in double manual harpsichord in a mahogany case. Hammer Price £300

Lot 20 John Morley Virginal (c1959)   A virginal in a walnut case with strap hinges. Hammer Price £200

Lot 45 Alex Hodgson (c1946) A virginal in a walnut case on a trestle base. Hammer Price £600

Lot 55 Henry Tull (c1935)   A table model virginal in a walnut and inlaid case. Hammer Price £650 (illustrated above).

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