My beautiful granddaughter playing Eileen Joyce‘s Clavichord at Keys in the City a journey of keyboard instruments.
The clavichord is the oldest of the stringed keyboard instruments dating from the late 14th century.
Goff Clavichord by Thomas Goff, UK, 1950
The case work of this instrument is exquisitely decorated in gold leaf by Goff, with a scene on the underside of the lid painted by British artist Rolan Pym.
Eileen Joyce presented this instrument, along with an antique French music chair, to the people of Western Australia to mark the state’s 150th anniversary celebrations.