*Style 22 semi-grand number 2640 built: December 7, 1923*
Created by Lyon & Healy in 1890, this complex harp is symbolic of the Victorian era during which it was first made. The Style 23 has become the most recognized harp in the world and showcases the woodworking artistry of the Lyon & Healy craftspeople. Its sound is unmistakable: even, responsive and resonant. The highly embellished floral carving at the crown, top of the column, base and feet, is coupled with a fleur de lis pattern at the bottom of the column - both were notable features of the time. Sweeping organic gold leaf decoration accents the extended Sitka Spruce soundboard, which also features a double Rosewood inlay along the edges. The Style 23 features solid brass action plates with richly stylized lettering and ornamentation.""