Late French Double

While many of the great French harpsichords were rebuilds, ravalements of early Flemish instruments, the houses of Taskin and Blanchet produced harpsichords of very rich and complex sound, not as strong as the Flemish school, but golden, ethereal.

Most of these were two-manual instruments, 2x8', 1x4', with a range of F'-f'''. This instrument, believed to be Taskin's own, also figured in the revival of the harpsichord. It was this instrument that the Erard and Pleyel companies examined before building the their first revival harpsichords.