Single action pedal harp (pedals à sabots/crochets). Ribbons of bells and sprays of ivy interweave along the column, which rests upon a base ornamented with floral motifs. The soundboard sports figurines of putti and medallions alternating with floral designs; in the center are two exotic female dancers. The present blue color is actually slightly darker than the original. France, 1783.
“La Petite Reine” portrait of a woman previously thought to be a portrait of Marie-Antoinette, the painting’s subject has been identified as Madame Sophie, daughter of Louis XV, by Lié-Louis Périn-Salbreux,