Harpsichord after Christian Vater 1738

Christian Vater was an organ builder by trade and worked for none other than Arp Schnitger before later setting up his own business in Hanover. His preserved harpsichord from 1738 is modelled on Italian and early French harpsichords and shows a strong constriction of the bentside, which results from the brass scaling. The double-curved bentside follows the North German ideals also pursued by Zell, Fleischer and Hass, for example.