Square Piano by Bates and Co. N°163, London 1793

This fine square piano by Bates and Company was made in London in 1793. This instrument has a compass of 5 octaves (FF-f³) with a single action, overhead lever dampers, and sustain & lute stop operated by hand levers. The case is in mahogany and rests on a ‘French’ stand.

The nameboard inscription reads: “Bates and Co Londini Fecit ⁄ Corner of Edward Street Wardour Street 1793”.

This instrument was fully restored in our workshops for a client in London in early 2014.