ENGLISH QUEEN ANNE INLAID WALNUT HARPSICORD, JOHN LANGSHAW OF WIGAN.

Client: Northeast Auctions, sold for $29,500 in 2010

Langshaw was best known for his barrel organs because of the his special attention to the arrangement and pinning. He was the organist at Lancaster Priory from 1772 until his death in 1798. He was descended from a 17th. century family from Upholland, Wigan, England not far from Lancaster. The rectangular case with concave side containing the working mechanism with ivory keys with frontal demi-lune details, the conforming base with three cabriole legs ending in pad feet. Height 33 inches, length 75 inches.

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