| Brand: || Collard and Collard || Country/Region of Manufacture: || United Kingdom |
| Exact Year: || c1843 |
A beautiful Antique early Victorian piano that you can actually play.Recently restored with new strings and felts this piano has many features including a half iron frame ( see photo 8 )so that it stays in tune longer than the early Georgian ones. It has a lovely antique tone, more like a harpsichord than a modern piano but with sustaining power. The pedal action is in working order and the sound range is excellent from very soft to very loud just like a modern piano which once again is not the case with the Georgian ones which to my mind sound very week and reedy. The keyboard is 6 and a half octaves.It has 2 serial numbers, an etched 4733 and a hand written 33805 making it about 1843. It as also etched with JA Stewart Patent ( see photo 9 )The mahogany veneered case is in very good condition for it's age with a few minor scuffs and a tiny piece of fretwork missing ( see bottom left photo 12 )Approx. 75" x 34" and 34.5" high ( 190cm x 86cm x 88cm )The maker's label says Collard and Collard, late Clementi, Collard and Collard and there is another original paper label inside ( see photo 6 ) with lots of copperplate handwriting which I can't decipher but ends with an address which I think says 195, Tottenham Court Road, London. The Clementi in the name was the well known composer but when he died the firm's name was changed to Collard and Collard. Clementi's Sonatina and Field's Nocturnes sound particularly fine on this piano.You are welcomed to try before you bid, please tel 07905 330798Collection only from Burgess Hill, West Sussex.