I have finally finished this project. It is a decorated muselaar, a similar instrument to a harpsichord. The outside is decorated with a vivacious painted marble, the soundboard is decorated with birds and fruits from the Flemish tradition, and the inside of the lid has a landscape painting depicting the myth of Orpheus and his young wife, Eurydice, taken from him into the underworld after she died from the poison of a viper’s bite.
I will be sorry to see this one leave the workshop. I’ve become quite attached to it.