oval spinet (late 17th century oval harpsichord)

~ String instrument

Description

more accurately a virginals, its strings were arranged in a pattern creating an oval shape, allowing for a stronger, more compact configuration. 2 examples survive today.

Relationships

invented by: Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco (1690 – 1693)
related instruments: spinettone (extralong spinet with deep bass register)
type of: harpsichord
virginal
Wikidata: Q7113218 [info]
picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:OvalSpinetByChinneryAndSchwartz.jpg [info]