Highly decorated virginal. The inside of the lid and the front panel is painted with pastoral scenes. The instrument's interior is covered in gilded embossed paper.

This instrument was at the height of 17th-century fashion in more ways than one. Its overall style suited a fashionable home and it was decorated with a painting of well-dressed ladies and gentlemen and an essential high-class accessory – a poodle. The virginal’s tall stand also served a practical purpose. It allowed women wearing fashionable but cumbersome dresses to play the instrument standing up.

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