Piano Auctions' December Sale and
Meeting of Friends of Square Pianos
As usual, there will be an informal gathering of Friends of Square Pianos on the viewing day before the sale, Wednesday December 11th. Sadly, our favourite 'Casanovas' Treats' café has not re-opened, so we will meet in Conway Hall. I will expect to arrive at about 11 o'clock, and we will adjourn to The Dolphin pub for lunch at about 1 o'clock.
The gathering is open to all, so please come along if you can. As ever, we offer our thanks to Richard, Terry, and the team for making us welcome.
We all know by now that there never was any such group as 'The Twelve Apostles', but George Garcka was one of them....
He is known to have been in business from at least 1783 - 1795, and this piano is dated 1792.
This piano has been restored at some time. Estimate £600 - £800
Christopher Ganer, 1781. £600 - £800
Frederick Beck, c. 1790 Restored. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000
Clavichord by John Rawson c.1978. A small fretted clavichord in a walnut case. Estimate £300 - £500.
Harpsichord by William de Blaise, c.1960s. These 'Revival' harpsichords are not fashionable these days, but they are an important part of keyboard instrument history. They were well-made, and as prices are usually reasonable, they can be a lot of fun.
The estimate for this one, in a walnut case, is £600 - £800
All pictures courstesy of Piano Auctions Limited.