Robert Morley & Company Ltd.

Robert Morley & Company Ltd.

Morley Pianos & Harpsichords / Robert Morley & Co. Ltd  was established in 1881 and is still a family run company from our extensive Workshops and Showrooms in Lewisham, London.

We offer a wide range of modern and new pianos, early keyboard instruments and antique harps for sale or home rental with restoration and repair services.

Agents for new C. Bechsteins for over 100 years, also Grotrian-Steinweg, Bechstein, W. Hoffmann, Bentley, Ritmuller, Weber, Steinbach, Waldstein, Monington & Weston, Elysian and other fine makes of upright and grand pianos also a good selection of secondhand and ex rental pianos.

Home rental is available on selected upright and grand pianos, full details are available on request. 

Full in-house restoration and repair services are available at our workshops and showroom in Lewisham, visit us to talk about your treasured piano, harpsichord, spinet or clavichord which needs some attention. 

For more than 50 years the Clavichords, Spinets, and Harpsichords based on original 18th century instruments have been made under the direction of  John Morley using traditional techniques and materials.  A large selection of John Morley instruments made in previous years are available secondhand for immediate purchase together with antique instruments of the 18th and 19th century including square pianos.  Yearly home rental is available on selected Clavichords, Spinets, Virginals and Harpsichords, ask about options.

Solo, duet and concert stools along with metronomes, sconces, harpsichord & clavichord tuning hammers, desk hooks, piano carpets, castor cups, music stands, cabinets and other piano and early keyboard accessories and spare parts are available.

Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm (Closed Sundays & UK Bank Holidays)

Customer Paking available

Close to Lewisham mainline Railway Station and Dockland Light Railway (DLR) and Ladywell mainline Railway Station

 

Contact Information

  • 34 Engate Street
    London
    Lewisham, London SE13 7HA
    England
  • Phone: View Phone
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  • Hours Currently Open

    Monday:
    09:30 - 17:00
    Tuesday:
    09:30 - 17:00
    Wednesday:
    09:30 - 17:00
    Thursday:
    09:30 - 17:00
    Friday:
    09:30 - 17:00
    Saturday:
    09:30 - 17:00

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Other Information

Other Categories:

Piano Shops

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Did You Know Piano Facts



French Polishing and Pianos
French polishing is a wood finishing technique used on pianos that result in a very high gloss finish, with a deep colour and chatoyancy. French polishing consists of applying many thin coats of shellac dissolved in denatured alcohol using a rubbing pad lubricated with one of a variety of oils. French polishing became prominent in the 18th century. In the Victorian era. There are some references to shellac in Europe as early as 1590, French polishing was most commonly used on expensive woods such as mahogany or walnut in order to preserve their beauty. Commonly French polished items at the time were impressive pieces of furniture or instruments because they were expected to look good at all times. The Pad is lubricated with oil that then becomes part of the overall finish. the oil helps to stop the pad from sticking and lifting previously applied layers of shellac. , Softer oils such as mineral oil will produce a glossier but less hard finish whereas more viscous oils such as walnut oil and olive oil will produce a more durable finish.

Cleaning French Polish and Pianos
If the item has been French polished, rubbing the surface with a soft, clean cloth is usually ample. You can also polish it now and then with a little wax or even with a tiny bit of furniture cream. Sticky marks should be removed immediately with a cloth soaked in warm, soapy water and then wrung out it needs to be damp, not soaking wet.