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.
Gardiner Houlgate 14th December
Seven interesting keyboard instruments in the Gardiner Houlgate sale on 14th December.
Lot 1540 is a de Blaise double compact harpsichord, 8' + 4' stops. The estimate is just £100 - £200 for this one.
A Morley double harpsichord, 8' + 8' + 4', estimate £200 - £400. A lot of harpsichord for the money.
A nice-looking Samuel Bury square from the 1790s; estimate £700 - £1,000.
A very handsome 5½-octave Longman & Broderip. c. 1795; estimate £1,000 - £1,500.
An 1811 5½ -octave Broadwood Grand; estimate £2,000 - £3,000.
A modern harpsichord along classical lines, based on the Thomas Hitchcock double. Made by Richard Maunder in 2005; estimate £5,000 - £7,000.
And finally a Broadwood 'wallclimber' upright, c.1835. Estimate £200 - £300.
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