This is a particularly fine example of an early 19th century Broadwood square piano that is currently under restoration. This model was known as the “Elegant” with decorative brass mouldings and decoration. The nameboard inscription reads: “John Broadwood & Sons, Maker to his majesty and the prinesses, Great Pulteney Street, London, Golden Square”.
We associate the name of Johannes Zumpe with the first English square pianos and his design of instrument become the blueprint for a new competitive industry of square piano making in the latter part of the 18th century. The square piano had become established by about 1770 and continued to gain much popularity within high […]