News & Events

February 2016

  We are pleased to offer for sale a French Double Manual Harpsichord after Goermans ⁄ Taskin made by Bizzi in 1997. Please click here for more details.

November 2015

  Once again we will have a stand at The Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival & Exhibition which this year runs from the 12th to 14th November. We will have our Kirckman harpsichord and 1787 Broadwood square piano with us, and we look forward to seeing you there.

October 2015

  We are pleased to offer for sale a square piano by Broadwood dated 1787. Please click here for more details.

April 2015

  Restoration of a square piano by Broadwood dated 1793 for a client in Spain.

March 2015

  Our latest small spinet completed for a client in Hampshire.

  Recommissioning of a 1969 Dolmetsch double manual harpsichord for a client in West Sussex.

January 2015

  Restoration of a cabinet piano by Broadwood & Sons dated 1836 for a client in Essex.

December 2014

  Restoration of a square piano by Thomas Haxby, York dated 1787 for a client in Kent.

November 2014

  The Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival & Exhibition runs from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th this year. We will be there again with several instruments, and we will also be presenting a recital by Stephen Thomson on an English harpsichord by J.&A. Kirckman c.1775. We would be delighted to see you there.

August 2014

  Restoration of a square piano by John Broadwood and Son 1803 for a client in Buckinghamshire, including a replacement sustain mechanism for the brass under-dampers.

June 2014

  Restoration of a square piano by Tobias Schmidt, Paris 1792 for a client in Spain.

May 2014

  Restoration of a pianino, or conductor's piano, by Chappell & Co.

March 2014

  Our latest spinet after Thomas Barton 1727 completed for a client in London.

January 2014

  Restoration of a square piano from 1793 by Bates and Company completed for a client in London. Click here for details.

December 2013

  Restoration of a square piano by Clementi and Company c.1825 completed. Click here for details.

November 2013

  We will once again be exhibiting at the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival & Exhibition this year. The exhibition runs from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th and we will have several of our instruments there with us for you to play. We will also be presenting a recital by the harpsichordist Penelope Cave on a newly remade English harpsichord by Thomas Culliford 1783. We would be delighted to see you there.

For more information about the exhibition, please click here.

July 2013

  Restoration of a square piano by Mortimer, Anderson & Compy from 1833 completed for a customer in Surrey.

March 2013

  We are pleased to offer for sale this small spinet by Michael Heale. Please click here for details.

  Something slightly different, we recently completed a commission to make a hammered dulcimer for a client in Cornwall. Please click here for details.

February 2013

  Restoration of a square piano by Broadwood & Sons N° 19963 from 1814 completed for a client in Surrey.

January 2013

  Restoration of a grand piano by Stodart c.1795 completed for a client in Buckinghamshire.

  Replacement plain and covered strings available, please see our For Sale page.

December 2012

  We are pleased to offer this wing-shaped spinet by Dolmetsch for sale. Please click here for more details.

We have also had two Viennese fortepiano copies in the workshop, one of a Stein and the other a Walter, for an action overhaul & set up.

November 2012

We will be exhibiting again this year at the Early Music Exhibition & Festival in Greenwich on the 8th, 9th & 10th of the month. We would be pleased to see you there.

For information on the event, please click here.

  We have completed another of our spinets after Thomas Barton 1727 which is now available to play at our workshops, and which we will be taking along to the exhibition. Click here to see more photographs of this instrument.

July 2012

  Restoration of a square piano by Johannes Pohlman 1774 completed for a client in Spain. Please click here for more information.

April 2012

  Restoration of a square piano by Thomas Tomkison, N° 2748 c.1815 completed.

March 2012

We are pleased to offer an antique square piano and an harpsichord for sale:

  Harpsichord after Iberian School, 20th century. Please click here for more information.

  Square piano by Clementi & Co., c.1810–15. Please click here for more information.

January 2012

The restoration completed of a square piano by John Broadwood & Sons, N° 25877

November 2011

 Restoration of a square piano by Stodart & Smart completed for a client in Shropshire. At present, this is the only instrument known to bear the names of these two makers.

September 2011

 Restoration of a square piano by Muzio Clementi & Co. completed for a client in Spain.

August 2011

 We are pleased to offer for sale a rare square piano by Longman & Broderip c.1788. Click here for more information.

March 2011

We are pleased to offer two antique spinets for sale:
 The first by Baker Harris spinet, 1770 here;
 The second by Longman & Broderip c.1785 here.

February 2011

 We now offer replacement leg threads for square pianos. Click here to see more.
 We have now uploaded some images of an anonymous English Walnut spinet which we restored towards the end of last year. Click here to see some more images.

April 2010

 We have completed the restoration of a fine Broadwood square piano of 1807 which is now offered for sale. Click here for more information.

March 2010

 Images of the Haward spinet are now uploaded here, and a transposing double-manual harpsichord  which we have for sale here.

Both of these instruments are available to play and inspect at our workshop.

January 2010

We are now offering padded instrument covers for sale. These bespoke, handmade-to-measure covers have a heavy canvas outer, thick padding and a soft cotton liner, a generous overlap underneath and webbing loops and tape for securing the cover around the instrument. Ideal for transportation, or just for protection. Priced from £250, please contact us with regards to your requirements.

 

December 2009

The Haward spinet has now been completed and is available to be played at the workshop, we will be uploading some pictures soon. Restoration of a square piano by Henry Gunther c.1820 also completed.

November 2009

 It was very nice to see you all at the Early Music Exhibition again this year, see you again in 12 months.

October 2009

Re-stringing and re-voicing completed on a Joseph Harris spinet of 1756, and restoration of an 1828 Broadwood Grand piano N°11750 also completed.

 

September 2009

 We have finally found some time to upload images of the 4 octave unfretted clavichord which we completed for our client in Cornwall a few months ago. Click here to see more pictures.

February 2009

 Restoration of 5 octave Grand Piano by John Broadwood completed. Click here to see more images.

August 2008

Restorations of square pianos by Longman & Broderip and Astor completed.
Currently being built are a 4 octave clavichord and a spinet after Haward.