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Two of the rarest keyboard instruments.

On right Ebony  harpsichord: Florence circa 1700

Bartolomeo Cristofori maker.

Case in rare ebony, soundboard in cypress, keyboard in ebony and ivory 

Instrument on left

Possibly the first upright pianoforte by a student of Cristofori. Domenico del Mela circa 1739Case in cypress,soundboard in cedar, keyboard in boxwood

Possibly first upright by a student of Cristofori

Original Cristofori foreground and copy behind.