Complete List/ Fortepianos
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
$6,500.00 $5,000. OBO.
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.
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.
Fortepiano by Peter Tourin, 1980, from Hubbard kit after Stein, 1784; range FF - f''', at A 415, 61 notes; Viennese action with two knee levers controlling the dampers; adjustable backchecks. Double stringing extends through treble for clearer sound. Magnificent case of burled veneer; fluted legs, includes dust cover. The instrument is in Mexico City. $15,000.
#4142 MA Sold
Fortepiano after Stein and Walter, built in the Zuckermann shop 1992; 61 notes, FF-f'''; double strung throughout; excellent condition. Includes padded cover. The instrument is in MA. $15,000.
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.
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.