My family has a Samuel Brewer & Co piano that was brought out to Australia in the 1830s. It is a very beautiful and ornate upright piano but its wooden frame makes it more of a piece of furniture these days - tuning it is nigh-on impossible.
Do you have any idea of value and if it would be of interest to perhaps a museum?
There are plenty of people enjoying having a wood-framed piano, it is mainly the tuners and dealers who want them to be destroyed. That is why they have virtually no value at all, and I am offered several each year for nothing. If you were around here, I would be happy to have it!
Otherwise, can you tell me the complete, exact wording on the piano?