Square Piano Fretwork Silk

A traditional English silk mill has replicated the organza blue/green silk found in the nameboard and internal fretwork of early 19th century square pianos. The quality, colour and appearance are similar to the original. This silk has been weaved especially for the purpose and is not commercially available.

The nameboard fretwork from an early 19th century square piano showing the new green silk

The nameboard fretwork from an early 19th century square piano showing the new green silk

The nameboard fretwork from an early 19th century square piano showing the original faded green silk

The nameboard fretwork from an early 19th century square piano showing the original faded green silk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is often found that the silk is either missing or has already been replaced with unsuitable material that is too thick and of inappropriate colour. Therefore, the use of this new silk will greatly improve the appearance. At present only a limited quantity has been produced. It is not available to purchase directly through the online shop but please email graham for further information.

There is an article on Square Piano Nameboard Fretwork that gives more information about the introduction of the fretwork in square pianos.