Interesting square piano from Nicolaus Blanchet. The Blanchet family was a famous family of harpsichord makers active in Paris from the end of the 17th century until the 18th century. 

Technical data:

  • Inscription: Nicolaus Blanchet / Rue de la Verrerie 167 à Paris 1801
  • Compass: 5 octaves and 1 note (EE-f''')
  • Keyboard: naturals in ivory, sharps in ebony
  • Pedals: 4: controlling lute, forte, moderator, swell raises (short lid for swell)
  • Dimensions: W 164 cm / D 64 cm
  • Case: mahogany crossbanded with lemon tree
  • Chris Maene Collection number: CM 46 433
  • Condition: unrestored
  • Location: 4 - Museum storage space Ruiselede

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