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Thanks for your quick response. And you were right on the mark concerning my reaction to it. I would have packed it in my suitcase if I could have. But I began to wonder about the tonal quality last night after I read the history of the piano on this website.
I took some pictures with my digital camera and I looked at them this morning to see if I could get any more information. The label over the keyboard said "John Broadwood and Sons" and an address in London that I couldn't read very well on the small screen. I also remember the label saying something about being makers for "Their majesties, the King and Queen and the Princesses". I didn't see a date on the label and I didn't know to look for it on the inside.
I think it's interesting that even with being involved in music my whole life, I've never seen one of these square pianos before but apparently they were quite popular. Perhaps many have been destroyed or continue to live only as side tables?
I can't believe the owner left a 150 year old antique just sitting in a rental house for people to set their drinks on while playing snooker. Is it of any significant value?
Not really I must have about 5 on my round in different states of working order, unless it has a pedigree and in very good condition. Most go for about 50 to 400 quid at auction However, in the US they do seem to go for quite a lot more but like most things if you a few folk who want it at an auction then the price will go up. In the UK most help to celebrate the 5th of November.Misty wrote: I can't believe the owner left a 150 year old antique just sitting in a rental house for people to set their drinks on while playing snooker. Is it of any significant value?
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