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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

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 Maker: Lodewijck Grouwels (Flemish, active Middelburg, Zeeland, The Netherlands 1593–1600) Date: 1600 Geography: Middelburg, Zeeland, The Netherlands Culture: Flemish Medium: Pine, spruce, various materials

Double Virginal Lodewijck Grouwels (Flemish, active Middelburg, Zeeland, The Netherlands Date: 1600

*Wood Sculpture - "Bass Calarinet in C" The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Bass clarinet in circa Nicola Papalini, Italian. Vintage and antique musical instruments are so intriguing.

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