The seller writes:
An early 19th Century square piano by John Broadwood & Sons, (Makers to their Majesties and the Princesses) Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, London.
L 68” (173cms) W27” (68 cms) H11½” (28 cms)
Height of base 25½” (65 cms)
A beautiful piano. Recently and carefully restored, and in very much above average condition.
The photographs don’t really do it justice with the piano having been separated from it’s base for transportation.
An elegant and functional musical instrument. The piano dates from between 1830 and 1837 - 'Their Majesties' refers to William IV and Adelaide. All keys are in working order and it has a very pleasant sound overall.
May require slight tuning as is the case with most piano's especially after transportation
The serial number has been removed.
I have tried to be as accurate as possible with my limited knowledge of these extremely rare square pianos.
The new owner could possibly pick up a 'donor' piano for perhaps £200 and use the legs and pedal from the "donor" to restore this model back to it's original condition.
As far as I am aware the legs/stand (included in the price) are not for this model but are believed
to be from another square piano 30-40 years older.
There is no distortion with the piano. (checked with spirit level)
Collection only or buyer to arrange their own courier.
Information on Broadwood piano’s can be found here....
If you need more information please send me a message (Steve) with your telephone number and I will arrange a call back.
Bought as seen but inspection before purchase is welcomed.
Although shown as collection only I am willing to consider delivery (price to be agreed) within a reasonable distance. Please ask if any problems and I will try to arrange something.
If purchased by an international buyer then buyer must arrange crating,transport and their own courier but I would be willing to assist if possible
Thanks for looking.
Since this advert first appeared, the owner has found a set of four legs which are more appropriate to the style of the piano. These are included in the offer.
The price is £295. Please contact Steve Ellis