Square Piano by John Broadwood and Sons N°17137, London c.1812
This fine square piano by Broadwood has 5½ octaves (FF - c4) with a double action, mopstick dampers and pedal operated sustain. The case is in mahogany with rosewood crossbanding with a simple brass moulding around the case and at the corners. There is also a single line inlay to the lid, and the instrument stands on 6 turned and reeded legs with brass casters and collars. The keywell is veneered in satinwood with mahogany banding, the nameboard bearing an oblong cartouche with the maker's inscription with fretwork panels. The serial number 17137 is inscribed in ink on the wrestplank.
The nameboard inscription reads: ″John Broadwood and Sons ⁄ Makers to His Majesty & the Princesses ⁄ Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square ⁄ London″
Dimensions: 65¼ × 24¼ × 9¾″ approx. (1654 × 621 × 243mm).
Overall height: 32¼ (820mm).
This instrument is tuned to a¹=415.
This instrument was restored in the 1980s but has also been restored in our workshops, including re-stringing and regulating. A condition report is available on request, and the piano is available to play and inspect by appointment.
Sold in 2015.