This six-octave Clementi is special - the lowest note is CC, rather than the usual FF. This compass was very unusal on square pianos, but was more common on contemporary grands. Only about four square pianos with this keyboard are listed in 'Clinkscale' , and there was one in the Colt Collection.
The number of this piano is 9765 (stamped) which dates it to 1813. The keyboard is in good condition; I think the keyslip may be seen at the back of the piano in the picture below.
This piano has been with its present owner for a number of years as a restoration project, but he is now handing it over to be completed by a new owner. All the original wrestpins are present. The six main legs are original, and a matching pedal-leg has been turned from mahogany.
It comes with a new set of covered strings, made by Lucy Coad, who has also calculated a stringing schedule for the remainder of the compass. She examined the piano some years ago, and the seller writes: