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.