Complete List / Antique Instruments
We are pleased to
offer the following antique keyboard instruments for sale, backed by over
32 years of activity in the early keyboard field. With each instrument
we will attempt to provide you with as detailed a provenance as possible.
John Broadwood & Sons square grand, London 1837. FF - f’’’’, 73 notes. The instrument is in Ontario, Canada. $1,750.
#3768 MN Sold
Fortepiano by Garka, FF-f’’’, 61 notes, This handsomely inlaid and painted square piano was made by George Garcka in London dated 1790. It was restored by B.W.M.Benn in 1970. Nearly all parts and strings are original. The soundboard was replaced. It has 5 octaves FF-f”’, currently tuned to A-390, two handstops for sustain and buff. The original lock key still has a tag: “Inlaid Spinet W. Stebbins.” The lid bears a painting: “the Judgment of Paris” in the style of Angelica Kaufmann. The instrument is in MN, delivery possible. $9,000.
Chickering Square Piano in Rosewood, likely built around the 1850’s. Seven octave, C-C, Cabriole legs, in mint condition, with perfect ivories and a rosewood case. This is a rare and valuable piece either as a musical instrument, a piece of furniture, or a work of art. The instrument is in MA. $10,000.
John Broadwood & Sons
square grand, London 1827-1828, Opus
# 36022; Key compass : FF-
f4 73 keys @ 415; naturals of ivory with ebony sharps. Three octave
measure 488~19 1/4", double
strung throughout. Single pedal for dampers. Instrument was professionally
rebuilt in Boston in 2006 with recent structural work 2012. Fully
playing instrument of sweet tone. 69" x 26" x 34". $12,500
Square piano by John Broadwood, 1786. One of the earliest Broadwood square pianos available; Broadwood began building square pianos just 15 years earlier. Restored to full playing condition by the "Laboratorio di Restauro del Fortepiano" in Florence. FF - f’’’, 61 notes. The dampers function from underneath the strings, which was an original patented design by Broadwood. This piano has been used for recordings, concerts, and recitals. An exceptional opportunity. Asking price: 13.500€
Square Piano, by Bennett of Russell Square, London England, 1839. FF-f’’’. Dimensions: 34 inches high, 68 inches long, 26 inches wide. Used in CBC broadcasts as well as recitals in Florida, the case of the square piano is solid English walnut. The legs are elegant, and the damper pedal is operated from the knee. The touch is even and the tone is a beautiful example of the early 19th century fortepianos.The pins, strings and soundboard have been replaced and restored by Gene Lukensmeyer (Mt. Dora, Florida). The strings are lighter than the original in order to place less stress on the frame.The instrument includes the original tuning key, and postcard with references to the strings and tuning by Charles N. Wilson. Excellent playing condition. Instrument is in B.C., Canada. $14,500.
Antique square piano, German,
maker unknown, circa 1780 . FF-f'''.
Case of quarter sawn oak recovered (c. 1790) with mahogany veneer. Ebony / ivory keyboard . Professionally
restored by Tim Hamilton, Boston, 2006. $15,000.
Antique fortepiano by George
Moore, 1813. Magnificent inlaid and crossbanded case. Restored
by Tim Hamilton.
Virginal. A museum quality iron-scaled early Italian virginals in cypress wood for display or restoration. The instrument is in London. $19,000 USD.
Bentside Spinet, 1731 by Krickhof
English Bentside Spinet
by Keene n.d.
1839 by John Broadwood.
Italian Harpsichord, maker
unknown, circa 1650 - 1720
Bentside Spinet by Longman
& Broderip, 1785
Single manual harpsichord
Single manual harpsichord
#2063 MA - Fortepiano by John Broadwood, 1800.
#2235 TX - Square piano
by John Broadwood, 1804
#2556 Fortepiano my John Broadwood, 1795
#2857 Fortepiano by Carlo Arnoldi, late 1780's