A book on the Eglantine Table

The Elizabethan table at Hardwick Hall, known as the Eglantine Table, was manufactured in the later 1560s, probably in London. It provides a unique and detailed visual record of contemporary wind and stringed instruments. The Table was cleaned and restored in the 1990s and may therefore be seen today in something much closer to its original glory; nonetheless, no comprehensive visual record of the marquetry on the surface has ever been published, and it has never been systematically studied. This book, with essays by an international team of contributors, is designed to fill that gap. It contains a full-colour record of the Table, with individual chapters on all of the fifteen instruments shown including violins, a lute, a harp, a cittern, a guitar and various woodwind and brass.

Here is a link to the publisher’s page.

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