Complete List/ Fortepianos
#3768 MN Sold
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.
Fortepiano by Edward L. Kottick with keyboard by David Sutherland; Stein; 1974. FF-f’’’, 61 notes, full renovation in Edward Kottick’s shop 2013. (84” x 38”) White accidentals, knee pedal. Includes cover, bench, misc. tools and wire. The instrument is in MO. $9,900.
#3436 MI Sold
Stein-style fortepiano, professionally
built from a D. Jacques Way kit in 1985 by Thomas Ciul. 61-note keyboard,
FF-f”’. Beautiful, richly colored mahogany case,
instrument is seven feet
long. Includes: tuning wrench, extra strings, felts, etc. Instrument last serviced in 2009. The instrument is in MI. Priced
John Broadwood & Sons
square grand, London 1827-1828, Opus
# 36022; Key compass : FF-
f4 73 keys @ 427; 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
Historic Square Piano (Christopher Ganer, UK, late 18th century), in very good historically restored condition. FF - f’’’, 2-course throughout. 2 registers (damper suspension, lute), A 1 400 Hz.-tuning. The instrument is in Germany. € 12,500.
Square Piano, by Bennett of Russell Square, London England, 1839. FF-f’’’. Dimensions: 34 inches high, 68 inches long, 26 inches wide. Used in CBC broadcasts as well as recitals in Florida, the case of the square piano is solid English walnut. The legs are elegant, and the damper pedal is operated from the knee. The touch is even and the tone is a beautiful example of the early 19th century fortepianos.The pins, strings and soundboard have been replaced and restored by Gene Lukensmeyer (Mt. Dora, Florida). The strings are lighter than the original in order to place less stress on the frame.The instrument includes the original tuning key, and postcard with references to the strings and tuning by Charles N. Wilson. Excellent playing condition. Instrument is in B.C., Canada. $14,500.
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.
Antique fortepiano by George
Moore, 1813. Magnificent inlaid and crossbanded case. Restored
by Tim Hamilton. $14,500.
Fortepiano after Jean-Louis Dulcken, 1795, by Paul Poletti and Jeanine Johnson, 1987, EE-a'''. This instrument is based on the 5+ octave (FF to g3) original in the American Museum of History and Technology in Washington, D.C. The instrument is in NY.$28,000