just to let you know that Flog it today [ bbc2 ] had a short section about the Bate collection in Oxford.
Oxford 29 Experts Charlie Ross and Tracy Martin visit Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre to examine a selection of antiques, including a Chinese snuff bottle and a miniature grandfather clock. Meanwhile, presenter Paul Martin heads for the university's faculty of music to examine the instruments in the Bate Collection"
they had a demonstration of a Harpsichord with a venetian Swell !
available on iplayer
regards Peter B