Wheelharp, Musical Instrument Mimics the Sound of a String Orchestra By EDW Lynch on May The Wheelharp is a musical instrument that lets a musician replicate the sound of chamber string orchestra using a simple piano-style keyboard.
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.