We are happy to present a rare opportunity to buy an original English spinet, recently restored and re-quilled, and in full playing order.
It has its original soundboard, and most of the jacks are original - the replacements appear paler in the picture.
The nameboard inscription reads 'Longman & Broderip Musical Instrument Makers/ N° 26 Cheapside and 15 Haymarket London'. The Haymarket address was added in 1782,
The keyboard compass of most of these later spinets was changed from the usual GG - G3 compass to FF - f3, to bring them in line with contemporary harpsichords (and the new square pianos). In common with the harpsichords, the rarely-needed FF# was omitted. Also in line with fashion, the principal timber changed from walnut to mahogany, in this case handsomely veneered and cross-banded.
The spinet is in London. Further details and price on application to Peter , firstname.lastname@example.org