Thomas Preston c. 1815

Thomas Preston (son of John Preston, d. 1798) was at 97 Strand until 1824, but the style of this piano and the Latin presentation of the inscription suggest a date perhaps ten years or so before that.  

This very handsome piano presents with all six legs and the vital pedal intact, and a good case with exceptional brasswork.  

It does need restoration:  internally it looks generally pretty good, except for a dozen or so missing hammers, but it's good to see that the green resonance-board (not 'dust-cover, please!) has survived.  

The piano is on the Isle of Wight; the price is £600.  Please contact the owner, John Pollard


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