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1600 Italian Octave spinet at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "Octave spinets were portable keyboard instruments, widely used in private homes in Italy throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to accompany singing."

Octave spinet, Italian, about Body and soundboard of cypress, the name board decorated in grotesques. The painted inside of the lid illustrates the story of Arion and the Dolphin.

Double Virginal  The earliest known keyboard by Hans Ruckers dated 1581 and built in Antwerp. Made for the Viceroy of Peru.

Double Virginal The earliest known keyboard by Hans Ruckers dated 1581 and built in Antwerp. Made for the Viceroy of Peru.

Portrait of a lady at her spinet, mid 18th century, French school

Portrait of a lady at her spinet, wearing a caraco (jacket) with a lace garment over that. ca mid century, French school