oval spinet (late 17th century oval harpsichord)
~ String instrument
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.
|invented by:||Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco (from 1690 until 1693)|
|related instruments:||spinettone (extralong spinet with deep bass register)|