John Broadwood (1732-1812)
This piano was lost for many years and then found in a hayloft. Visit us and learn more about the history of this marvellous piano.
Broadwood Grand piano. London 1802 No. 2355. Inscription on nameboard: 1802 / John Broadwood and Son / Maker to his Majesty / and the Princefses / Great Pulteney Street Golden Square / London Compass: 6 octave CC - c4 Left pedal shifts keyboard to due corde or una corda depending on position of latch in right hand keyblock; right pedal raises dampers. Casework of cross-banded mahogany. Keywell veneered in satinwood cross-banded. Raised on a trestle stand.
Purchased from the Acland family from Sprydon on 5 November 2001. Originally purchased for Lydia Hoare, later wife of Thomas Dyke Acland, by her father on 27th March 1802 for £84 plus a leather cover making a total of £86/12/6 (Source; Broadwood archive) The piano was discovered in an upstairs store in the Estate Yard in the 1994 and was returned to the Aclands who had the cabinet restored .
Makers and roles
John Broadwood (1732-1812), maker