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A group surrounds a harpsichord playing instruments

Many members of the royal family were talented musicians

Attributed to Benjamin Goodison (c.1700-1767)

Organ cabinet c.1745-63

RCIN 1366

Queen's Gallery, Kensington Palace

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The large and unusual shape of this mahogany cabinet befits its purpose – to house an upright harpsichord and organ (claviorgan). It is thought to have been made for George II or (perhaps more likely) for Frederick, Prince of Wales. The Prince and Princess of Wales had a number of organs at Leicester House and Carlton House, including at least two 'machine' or mechanical organs.