A Tynietoy Spinet
The spinet is like a small piano and harpsichord combined to make a beautiful tone. It was invented in the 1600’s and continues to be a sought after instrument for special occasions. As you can see, the Tynietoy spinet has a cover that lifts up to expose a keyboard similar to a piano. Decorative art work is found on the hinges and there is a garland of flowers that appears over the keyboard. Additional lines of decoration appear on the front of this instrument. There are four tapered legs and a leg in the center which has a pedal to sustain the sound. A very special piece for your collection.
The appeal of this particular spinet is the lovely staining in a reddish light mahogany.
Measurements:3-3/8”h. x 5-3/4”w.