Please remember that, as with 'Pianos for Sale', I have not usually seen these pianos, and any comments I make may be based entirely on information supplied by the auctioneers, or what we can see from the pictures.
This stunning piano will be sold by auction at Woolley and Wallis on October 5th. The auctioneers have very kindly supplied the following additional pictures.
The Royal Coat of Arms and the maker's name and number are in need of specialist restoration to the painting and gilding. I can recommend our Friend Lance Sheldrick for this work.
This magnificent piano is clearly in need of considerable work, but it does seem to me that it is substantially original and complete.
The estimate is £3,000 - £5,000.
Piano Auctions Thursday Next Sale December 15th
Specialist Musical Instrument Auction
Thursday 15th September
Just one piano in the sale this time - a five-octave Longman & Broderip N° 1479 (c. 1788) with the Geib escapement action. Needs quite a bit of work, but a nice nameboard and keyboard, and this could be a pretty little piano. Estimate of £200 - £400. Sold for £1350 (plus premium).
More details and pictures on the Gardiner Houlgate website.