Was there a gifted musician among the Drewe's? One of three Bechstein pianos, this grand instrument implies that the Drewe family were highly musical. Just as we have multiple televisions, laptops and computer games to amuse us, many affluent households in the early 20th century and before would use pianos as an optional source of entertainment for themselves and their guests. The pianos are tuned once a year and visitors are welcome to play them.
Grand Piano by C.Bechstein in a Mahogany case.
This item forms part of the original Drewe family collection at Castle Drogo. It was transferred to the National Trust in 1987.
Marks and inscriptions
Makers and roles
C. Bechstein, maker