Grand pianos

  • This Broadwood Concert Grand piano dates from C. 1872 and was, according to Broadwoods, their best stock model of the time.  It is veneered in Rio rosewood and has carved, solid rosewood legs, pedals and lid lock knobs.  Interestingly the soundboard is made in two pieces and it has underdampers, not the usual overdampers that we find on modern instruments.  It is awaiting restoration although at present it plays well and is stable at concert pitch (A 440).

  • This Collard & Collard grand piano in burr walnut dates from C.1862 and features finely carved legs with applied walnut carving to the cheeks.  Although the hammers are in remarkably good original condition  it is currently awaiting a full restoration.