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Bentside Spinet

Less than a dozen bentside spinets have been identified with this maker. Queen Anne owned one of Haward's virginals and Samuel Pepys noted in his diary that he "did there like of a little espinette".

Credit: Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889...

Wood and various materials
54.0 x 0.8in
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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