Spinet after Thomas Barton 1727

Several years ago we restored a spinet of 1727 made by Thomas Barton and with the owner's permission we made drawings and templates of the instrument, which we subsequently used to fulfil an order for a spinet with a double curve to the bentside. Since then we have made several copies of this popular instrument.

This spinet has a compass of 5 octaves (GG-g3), the keyboard in lime with natural coverings in bone and skunktail sharps. The case is veneered in walnut with a herringbone inlay and walnut cross-banding, and the turned stand is in walnut. The soundboard is in spruce, the bridge and nut are in pear. The jacks are in pear with holly tongues, quilled in turkey. The instrument is strung in period brass and iron.

Dimensions: 1870 x 730mm (73½ x 28¾″).
Overall height: 835mm (33″).
This spinet is tuned to A=415.

This instrument was sold in April 2013. We are currently have two further versions of this instrument on the bench in the workshop, one is to fulfil a commission and the other will be available for sale on completion.

Price on application.