Morley Clavichord C5

The five-octave Morley clavichord model C5 'Phillip Emmanuel' is much less common than the four-octave instrument - this is a rare opportunity to own one - a beautiful example in a special rosewood case.


Because of the rosewood case and ivory-topped sharps, this clavichord does need a CITES Article 10 certificate to be sold legally.  This is not a problem as it was made before 1975, and the certificate has been applied for.  Please note also that when our UK Ivory Sales Bill finally becomes enforced, it will still be legal to be re-sold.  (This will be a problem for instruments with ivory keys made from 1975 onwards). 

The number 1775 corresponds to a date of 1969 - Morley's confirm that it left the workshop on June 2nd of that year.

We should mention that one of the screw-in legs is wonky, but this is not too difficult to fix - a straightforward woodwork repair.

Everything inside is clean and tidy.  It has not been much played in recent times, but it was tuned and checked out a couple of years ago, when it sounded good.

This beautiful clavichord is in London, and the price is £ 800 o.n.o.          A tuning-hammer and booklet are included.

As usual, the new owner will be responsble for all aspects of collection and transport.

Please contact Lucy Benson


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