31 July 2010
What is this musical instrument?
Found at Antique Memes, via Couleurs.
Addendum: Keeping up the tradition at TYWKIWDBI of no question of mine going unanswered, Anonymous replied in less than ten minutes with the answer and a link to a discussion at BoingBoing (where there is also a series of rather rancorous comments regarding the correct terminology for the instrument) - harp-piano, claviharp, harpsichord, clavichord, clavicytherum...
Addendum 2: I've subsequently found a photo of a "19th century clavichord" which appears roughly similar in shape.