The Complete List / Antique Instruments

We are pleased to offer the following antique keyboard instruments for sale, backed by over 32 years of activity in the early keyboard field. With each instrument we will attempt to provide you with as detailed a provenance as possible.



#3768 MN
Fortepiano by Garka, FF-f’’’, 61 notes, This handsomely inlaid and painted square piano was made by George Garcka in London dated 1790. It was restored by B.W.M.Benn in 1970. Nearly all parts and strings are original. The soundboard was replaced. It has 5 octaves FF-f”’, currently tuned to A-390, two handstops for sustain and buff. The original lock key still has a tag: “Inlaid Spinet W. Stebbins.” The lid bears a painting: “the Judgment of Paris” in the style of Angelica Kaufmann. The instrument is in MN, delivery possible. $9,000.

 


#3894 MA
Chickering Square Piano in Rosewood, likely built around the 1850’s. Seven octave, C-C, Cabriole legs, in mint condition, with perfect ivories and a rosewood case. This is a rare and valuable piece either as a musical instrument, a piece of furniture, or a work of art. The instrument is in MA. $10,000.

 


#3351 HCH AUDIO
John Broadwood & Sons square grand, London 1827-1828, Opus # 36022
; Key compass : FF- f4  73 keys @ 415; naturals of ivory with ebony sharps. Three octave measure 488~19 1/4", double strung throughout.  Single pedal for dampers. Instrument was professionally rebuilt in Boston  in 2006 with recent structural work 2012. Fully playing instrument of sweet tone. 69" x 26" x 34". $12,500

 


#3571 MA
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.

 


#3712 UK
English Wing Spinet harpsichord by John Kirshaw, Manchester, about 1760, GG-g’’’, 61 notes, 1 x 8’. in good exterior condition but the musical side needs restoration, owned by the same family for over 50 years. Appears to be in Boalch, p. 460. £15,000.

 


#3517 HCH
Antique fortepiano by George Moore, 1813
.  Magnificent inlaid and crossbanded case.  Restored by Tim Hamilton
$18,000.

 


#3824 UK
Virginal. A museum quality iron-scaled early Italian virginals in cypress wood for display or restoration. The instrument is in London. $19,000 USD.

 


#3904 MI
Concert Grand (8'4") by Erard, London, 1876. This Victorian-period piano is a fine antique in excellent structural and playing condition, very stable, having the lovely, clear tone of a straight-strung piano of this period. Completely restored in the 1990's by Marinus van Prattenburg, including new stringing and correctly-sized, English custom-made hammer heads, the action and ivory keys are entirely original. Brazilian rosewood, maple veneered keywell, blacked composite cast-iron frame; keyboard compass is AAA - a'''', 85 notes.   Case interior in figured maple, beautifully turned legs and carved details, ivory keyboard in perfect condition.  Located in Michigan. $22,000. 

 

 

Previous Offerings now sold:

English Bentside Spinet, 1731 by Krickhof

English Bentside Spinet by Keene n.d.

Semi-grand piano, 1839 by John Broadwood.

Italian Harpsichord, maker unknown, circa 1650 - 1720

Bentside Spinet by Longman & Broderip, 1785

Single manual harpsichord by Jacob Kirkman 1760

Single manual harpsichord by Vincenzo Sodi 1780

#2063 MA - Fortepiano by John Broadwood, 1800.

#2235 TX - Square piano by John Broadwood, 1804

#2556 Fortepiano my John Broadwood, 1795

#2857 Fortepiano by Carlo Arnoldi, late 1780's