Square Piano by William Stodart, c.1826.

Remarkably stable and reliable square piano, solid mahogany case and lid, with black inlaid line, never sanded or shellac polished. Rosewood veneer around the key well, with inlaid brass lines. Original pedal. Soundboard has never split or required any repair. Has stood well in tune for months at a=415. The pitch could be raised. More photos on request.


Used Books for Sale:

A History of Pianoforte Pedalling, David Rowland, First Edn. 1993, Cambridge. 194 pages, condition: as new. Slight rubbing along top edge of the dust jacket. £20 plus P&P [UK £3.00, elsewhere £5.00] The only serious study of its kind.

ISBN: 9780521402668






Fortepianos and their Music, Katalin Komlós, Oxford, 1995. 158 pages. condition: as new. £15 plus P&P [UK £3].

ISBN: 9780198164265






Also a long run of the English Harpsichord Magazine

and numerous issues of its successor The Harpsichord and Fortepiano Magazine. Details on request.


Also for sale

Square Piano by Leonard Sÿstermans, 1797 — under restoration (June 2017 - completion expected July 2017) The oldest known piano by this maker, and the only one with its original array of pedals. Dimensions: 162 cm x 61 cm. Inlaid and bordered with satinwood and hareswood, all original parts except moderator. Maker's inscription on the soundboard indicates serial No. 130.








Square Piano by John Broadwood, 1808, under restoration Five and a half octaves. Escapement action. Southwell's dampers. Pedal (replacement). Six turned and reeded legs, with original brass castors. Dimensions: 166 cm x 62 cm. All original components (except pedal). All leather hinges in the action renewed so expected to be very reliable. Ready for new strings and reassembly. Many original strings available and could be re-fitted if desired.


Plus a stock of piano cases, timber and spare parts.


Photos and further details on request. (Please note: time wasters making vague or general enquiries will not be answered.. only specific enquiries about specific instruments.)



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