The Complete List/ Fortepianos

 


#4061 WA
Broadwood Bichord Cottage, Semi Grand Fortepiano 1843, #450. 73 keys. Tuned at 415. All keys, hammers and dampers are in working, playing condition with a recent professional adjustment. Rosewood veneers. Hammer felts and leathers are original. (7’ 4" inches x 4’) Comes with tuning wrench. Located in Greater Seattle area. Asking $8,000.00 OBO.

 


#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.

 


#3914 MO Sold
Fortepiano by Edward L. Kottick with keyboard by David Sutherland; Stein; 1974. FF-f’’’, 61 notes, full renovation in Edward Kottick’s shop 2013. (84” x 38”) White accidentals, knee pedal. Includes cover, bench, misc. tools and wire. The instrument is in MO. $9,900.

 


#3351 HCH Sold
AUDIO
John Broadwood & Sons square grand, London 1827-1828, Opus # 36022
; Key compass : FF- f4  73 keys @ 427; 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".

 


#3952 GER
Historic Square Piano (Christopher Ganer, UK, late 18th century), in very good historically restored condition. FF - f’’’, 2-course throughout. 2 registers (damper suspension, lute), A 1 400 Hz.-tuning. The instrument is in Germany. € 12,500.

 


#4023 ITALY
AUDIO
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€

 


#3644 CAN
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.

 


#4058 MA
Fortepiano after Johann Andreas Stein, by Hugh Gough, 1952. 5 1/2 octaves, F - c’’’’, 68 notes, split damper with foot pedals substituted for knee lever design. English walnut with inlay trim, reverse ebony/ivory keyboard. Seven-feet long, weighs about 180 lbs. Rebuilt in 1971 by Hugh Gough musical instrument consultant to the Smithsonian and N.Y. Metropolitan Museums. Extensive work in 1991 by Boston-based Tim Hamilton, a conservator  specializing in the conservation and restoration of historical pianofortes. The instrument is in MA. $15,000.

 


#3571 MA
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.

 


#3517 HCH
Sold
Antique fortepiano by George Moore, 1813
.  Magnificent inlaid and crossbanded case.  Restored by Tim Hamilton.