Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson
Harpsichord Decoration

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A French double manual is shown decorated with Chinoiserie
Chinoiserie - French double manual
A French double manual is shown decorated with Chinoiserie "in a Chinese manner".  A popular 18th century furniture and instrument decorating method, chinoiserie utilized gold and silver on a highly lacquered surface.

Detail on the lacquered cheek of the harpsichord in gold and silver to a French double manual - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson
Detail on the lacquered cheek of the harpsichord in gold and silver.

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Detail on the lacquered lid in gold and silver, French double manual - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson
Detail on the lacquered lid in gold and silver.

Olga concentrating on the final details of the bent side decoration. The soundboard is decorated in an 18th century french style, French double manual - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson
Olga concentrating on the final details of the bent side decoration.
The soundboard is decorated in an 18th century french style.

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