Andrew Lancaster
Music Room Antiques
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Here we have the soundbox of the harp, repolished and ready to assemble on the column and neck, seen behind. The instrument is not held together with glue; fascinatingly, the tension of the strings holds the chump end of the neck onto the locating pins at the top of the box.

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The top of the column with its Gothic decoration and the neck, where the strings will be attached.

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The top of the column, with a host of harps behind it! If Heaven has attics, I am sure they will look much like this - with perhaps a few pairs of moth eaten wings thrown in!

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