Tympanum Dulcimer, Hackbrett

   Tympanum, Dulcimer, Hackebrett 

This dulcimer (Fr: Tympanon, Germ: Hackbrett) has no known provenance or date, could be 2 centuries old. 
With two new mallets
 Earliest ancestor of the piano, made in Belgium, exquisitely inlaid with ivory roses and which may be used with such beautiful effect in Brahms' Gypsy Songs (Pretoria News, 10.3.69)
Purchased 1968.

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