Broadwood Cabinet Piano c. 1839

These early pianos are sometimes called 'Wall-Climbers'!  The height does enable  the bass strings to be of a generous length.

It is quite rare to find one of these pianos in working order; this one was recently restored by Andy Durand.  The new silk 'sunburst' was made by a decorative fabric specialist.  

The long 'stickers' enable the hammers to strike the strings at the correct position near the ends.  The handsome rosewood case is in very good condition, with no sun-bleaching.

The picture below shows the divided bridge, used on Broadwood grands and squares to give the correct tension to the steel and brass strings.

This fine and unusual piano is in Essex.  It is now for sale at offers around £3,000.

 

Please contact David Frostick  djsdf10@btinternet.com

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