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Lot No. Piano Estimate Price Realised
1 A square piano by Broadwood, London, 1784 The case of mahogany with simple ebony and boxwood stringing, raised on a trestle stand with four square legs with brass casters. The keywell in maple with ebony stringing, the nameboard bearing the inscription: Johannes Broadwood Londini Fecit 1784 Patent. Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square. The five octave keyboard FF–f3 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English single action with brass under-dampers. Lid swell. Serial number 200 Width 159cm, depth 54cm, case height including lid 23cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 25, (63) S361B. Provenance: An entry for this piano has been found in Broadwood Porters’ book held at the Surrey History Centre: 8th September 1806, sold to a Mr. Sharp for eight guineas. £1,500 - 2,500 £2,400
2 A grand piano by Clementi, London, circa 1812 The cross-banded mahogany case inlaid with ebony and boxwood stringing, raised on four turned and reeded legs. The keywell veneered in satinwood with ebony and boxwood stringing and cross-banded in rosewood, surmounted by a gilt metal moulding to the top of the nameboard. A gilt medallion flanked by foliate gilt scrollwork on the nameboard inscribed: CLEMENTI & Co, LONDON. Stamped: Clementi & Co on the wrestplank and: 409. Six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action, trichord throughout. Divided bridge. Two ‘fishtail’ pedals mounted on the front legs, the right pedal divided, controlling dampers above and below middle c, the left pedal controlling keyboard shift. Serial number 409 Length 232cm, width 116cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 34cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 16, (37) G300C. £6,000 - 10,000 £6,200
3 An anonymous Clavecin Royal, Germany, circa 1785 The oak case raised on four square tapered legs. The later oak cross-banded lid with an inner painting depicting Glenarm Castle. The plain oak nameboard bearing a later paper label inscribed: Johann Gottlob, Wagner. In Dresden. The five octave keyboard FF–f3 with ebony naturals with arcaded fronts and ivory capped accidentals. Stossmechanik action with under-dampers. At the bass end of the keywell a curved brass lever controlling the dampers and a stop-knob, once probably operating a missing harp-stop. Single ebonised bridge. Two ‘ Kirckman’ style roses surface mounted on the soundboard. Width 174cm, depth 56cm, case height including lid 26cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 27, (81) S360WG. £3,000 - 5,000 £18,500
4 A grand piano by Broadwood, London, 1819 The mahogany cross-banded case with cast gilt metal decoration running above the skirting and with gilt metal beading running vertically. Raised on four turned and reeded legs with brass collars. The keywell veneered in rosewood with foliate brass inlay and brass stringing, the nameboard bearing a boxwood plaque inscribed: John Broadwood & Sons, Makers to his Majesty & the Princesses Great Pulteney Street Golden Square, London. Six octave keyboard CC–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action, trichord throughout. Divided bridge. Two pedals, mounted on a lyre controlling keyboard shift and dampers. Inscribed ‘Beveridge’ on the action. Serial number 7895 Length 250cm, width 117cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 39cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 20, (14) G299B. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, ill. p. 71 (but incorrectly described as Broadwood grand serial number 8074). Provenance: Entries for this piano have been found in Broadwood Porters’ books held at the Surrey History Centre: The first dated February 9th 1819 delivering to Mr. Beale in Manchester; the second entry, September 27th 1820 to Savage Esq. £8,000 - 12,000 £12,000
5 A square piano by Ganer, London, 1779 The mahogany case cross-banded in satinwood and with chevron inlaid stringing. The frame stand with square tapered legs veneered en suite, leather banded castors and brass paterae. The cross-banded keywell profusely inlaid with foliage and flowers, and with multiple inlaid stringing. The nameboard bearing the inscription: Christopher Ganer Londini Fecit 1779. No. 47 Broad Street Soho. The five octave keyboard FF–f3 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English single action with over-dampers. Width 153cm, depth 52cm, case height including lid 21cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 28, (86) S338G. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 20. Provenance: Purchased from Roger Warner. £2,000 - 3,000 £2,100
6 A bentside spinet by Mahoon, London, circa 1740 The walnut case with engraved and shaped lid hinges, raised on a trestle stand with four turned legs. The five octave keyboard GG–g3 with arcaded ivory naturals and ebony and ivory skunk-tail accidentals. The keywell in figured walnut with a line inlay; in the nameboard a boxwood plaque inscribed: Joseph Mahoon London. Length 190cm, depth 73cm, case height including lid 21.5cm. Literature: D. Boalch, Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord 1440 –1840, 3rd edition, p. 499. Provenance: Purchased at Sotheby’s 28th May 1970. £6,000 - 8,000 £10,500
7 A grand piano by Schneider, Vienna, circa 1851 The bird’s–eye maple cross-banded case inlaid with Tunbridge ware and raised on three hexagonal tapered legs also inlaid with Tunbridge ware, with elaborately cast gilt metal castors. The underside of the lid veneered in satin maple and the damper frame of ivory inlaid kingwood. The interior of the fall board cross-banded and inlaid with Tunbridge ware, with an inset rosewood plaque inlaid with the maker’s name in mother of pearl: JOS. SCHNEIDER IN WIEN. The fall board retaining its original burnished gilt metal key. The seven octave keyboard AAA–a4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Viennese action with two pedals mounted on a lyre controlling keyboard shift and dampers. Length 241cm, width 138cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 44.5cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 12, (24) G271SV, ill. on front cover. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 11 G271SV, ill. on front cover. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 126. Provenance: According to Colt, exhibited in the Austrian section of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Recorded on Oryx. £20,000 - 30,000 £9,000
8 A square piano by Rolfe, London, circa 1805 The mahogany case cross-banded with satinwood and inlaid with geometric fruitwood stringing, raised on a frame stand veneered en suite and with brass castors and paterae. Shelf underneath. The satinwood veneered nameboard cross-banded with rosewood and inlaid with ebony and boxwood lines and with two pierced panels. Painted with Turk’s cap lilies, primulas, sweet peas, roses and auricula. Inscribed on a red painted oval plaque beneath a foliate garland: William Rolfe, No 112 Cheapside London. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Double action with pedal operated over-dampers. Serial number 4434 Width 168.5cm, depth 62cm, case height including lid 26cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 25, (70) S347R. The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Silver 1944–1969, p. 19 S3351B. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, nameboard ill. on p. 92. £2,000 - 3,000 £1,200
9 An upright square piano by Clementi, London, circa 1812 The mahogany case with inlaid lines of ebony. The top surmounted by a pierced brass gallery. The watered silk panelled front with four Ionic pilasters terminating with ormolu dancing maidens. Raised on six turned and reeded legs with brass castors. The mahogany batten below the keyboard bearing a boxwood plaque inscribed: New Patent, CLEMENTI & Co. LONDON. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Single pedal operating dampers. Two piece soundboard with a rectangular fretted insert. Serial numbers 461 and 11236 Width 144cm, depth 52cm, case height 151cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 30, (104) U431C. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 22 U431C. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 54. £2,000 - 3,000 £4,900
10 A grand piano by Broadwood, London, circa 1819 The mahogany panelled case cross-banded with rosewood, raised on four turned baluster legs. The rosewood veneered keywell inlaid with brass floral motifs. The boxwood plaque within a brass rectangle inlaid in the nameboard inscribed: John Broadwood & Sons, Makers to his Majesty & the Princesses, Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, London. Six octave keyboard CC–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action, trichord throughout. Divided bridge. Two pedals, mounted on a lyre, the one on the right divided for controlling dampers above and below middle c, and the one on the left for controlling una corda and due corde. Serial number 8074 Length 248cm, width 116cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 36cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 8, (14) G274B. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 8 G274B. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 70, where some information given for # 8074 in fact pertains to the Broadwood # 7895 ill. on p. 71. Provenance: An entry for this piano has been found in Broadwood Porters’ books held at the Surrey History Centre: June 11th 1819, for Mr. Cahusac. AMENDMENT TO ESTIMATE £8,000 - 12,000 £7,000
11 A square piano by Clementi, London, 1823 The rosewood case with rounded front corners, profusely inlaid with brass foliate patterns, dancing maidens with musicians, and ‘Pan’ characters on the rounded corners. Raised on six spiral turned and reeded legs with engraved brass collars and castors, having three inlaid drawers between the front pairs of legs. The rosewood nameboard with two pierced panels, profusely inlaid in brass and inscribed: CLEMENTI & COMPY, 26 Cheapside, London. The six and a half octave keyboard CC–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Double action with mop-stick over-dampers and ‘bridge of harmonic swell and reverberation’, operated by two pedals. The inner cover of pine with tooled red leather. Serial numbers 14000 and 18296. Width 184cm, depth 68cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 37cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 22, (55) S327C and ill. inside back cover. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 15 S327C. and ill. inside back cover. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 88. Provenance: Recorded for the BBC archives. £8,000 - 12,000 £8,000
12 A single-manual harpsichord by Kirckman, London, 1750 The walnut cross-banded and inlaid case with cast brass strap lid hinges and cast brass flap hinges, raised on a trestle stand with four turned legs and spoon feet. The walnut-veneered keywell inlaid with simple boxwood lines. Inscribed on a boxwood plaque inset into the walnut-veneered name batten: Jacobus Kirckman Fecit Londini 1750. The five octave keyboard FF/GG–f3 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. The soundboard inset with an intricately cast gilt metal rose. Two eight foot registers controlled by hand stops and a later buff stop operated by a knee lever. Length 231cm, width 93cm, case height including lid 29cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 7, (4) H104K. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 7, (4) H104K. D. Boalch, Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord 1440 –1840, 3rd ed., p. 425. Provenance: According to Boalch, originally owned by the family of Baroness Zouche. This is the second earliest extant single-manual Kirckman harpsichord. The only earlier example (1749) has been substantially altered. £30,000 - 40,000 £17,500
13 A grand piano by Broadwood, London, 1787 The mahogany cross-banded case inlaid with boxwood stringing, raised on a trestle stand with four square legs and brass castors. The keywell veneered in maple, cross-banded with mahogany and inlaid with ebony and boxwood stringing, the nameboard inscribed: Johannes Broadwood Londini Fecit 1787. Great Pulteney Street Golden Square. Bearing an original paper label on the reverse of the nameboard giving ‘DIRECTIONS for TUNING, and KEEPING the GRAND PIANO FORTE / in order.’, this label illustrated on page 73 of The Early Piano. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall. The five octave keyboard FF–f3 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action, trichord throughout. Single bridge. Two pedals, mounted on the front legs, controlling dampers and keyboard shift. Serial number 208. The second earliest extant numbered Broadwood grand piano and one of only five known with a single bridge. Length 229cm, width 97cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 34cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 8, (9) G279B, ill. p. 9. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 7 G279B, ill. p. 9. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 40. Provenance: Recorded for the BBC archives. £18,000 - 28,000 £16,000
14 A square piano by Broadwood, London, 1788 The mahogany case cross-banded with satinwood and inlaid with ‘railway sleeper’ inlay, raised on a frame stand veneered en suite, brass castors and paterae. The keywell in maple, cross-banded and with geometric stringing, bearing the inscription: Johannes Broadwood Londini Fecit 1788 Patent, Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square. The five octave keyboard FF–f3 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English single action with brass underdampers. Lid swell. Serial number 926 Width 159cm, depth 54cm, case height including lid 25cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 22, (62) S336B. The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Silver 1944–1969, p. 16 S336B. £1,000 - 1,500 £1,400
15 An upright grand piano by Clementi, London, circa 1809 The mahogany case with a moulded plinth, above a single inlaid and cross-banded panelled door with silk backing, raised on a frame stand with four turned and reeded legs. The curved fall board, with its interior veneered in satinwood, cross-banded in rosewood and inlaid with lines. Curved gilt metal mouldings on the cheek edges. The satinwood veneered nameboard, cross-banded with rosewood and inlaid with ebony and boxwood lines. Painted with Turk’s cap lilies, primulas, sweet peas, roses and auricula. Inscribed on a black painted oval plaque beneath a foliate garland: Muzio Clementi & Co, Cheapside, London. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English upright grand action with two pedal controlling keyboard shift and dampers, divided bridge. Serial numbers 830 and 8144 Width 109cm, depth 57cm, case height 257cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 31, (112) U420C. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, Early Piano, p. 60. £5,000 - 7,000 £5,000
16 A grand piano by Broadwood. London, circa 1810 The mahogany panelled case, cross-banded with rosewood. The case with cast gilt metal decoration running above the plinth and with gilt metal beading running vertically. Raised on four turned and reeded legs. The keywell in satinwood, cross-banded with rosewood. The oval boxwood name plaque in the nameboard inscribed: John Broadwood & Sons, Makers to his Majesty and the Princesses, Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, London. Six octave keyboard CC–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action, trichord throughout. Divided bridge. The lyre with two pedals controlling dampers and keyboard shift. Serial number 4925 Length 240cm, width 114cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 36.5cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 8, (15) G295B. Provenance: Three entries for this piano have been found in Broadwood Porters’ book held at the Surrey History Centre: The 28th March 1811, 30th September 1812, & 21st October 1812. These entries connect this piano with the Marquis of Ely. £6,000 - 8000 £4,800
17 A square piano attributed to Doerner, Stuttgart, circa 1825 The book-matched walnut veneered case with rounded front corners, raised on four columnar legs. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with bone naturals and ebony capped accidentals. Anglo-German action with check, two pedals, on a large lyre, controlling dampers and moderator. The soundboard with continuous, double-pinned bridge. Serial number 121 Width 164cm, depth 69cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 31cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 25, (65) S341G. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 20 S341. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 100. £1,200 - 1,800 £500
18 A ‘Piccolo’ upright piano by Wornum, London, circa 1830 The mahogany veneered case with two heavily carved scrolling legs to the front. The folding keyboard cover with a pale watered silk panel above. The mahogany nameboard bearing a paper label inscribed: Royal Patent Equal Tension, Piccolo Piano Forte Invented & Manufactured by Robert Wornum, MUSIC HALL, Store Street, Bedford Square, LONDON. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Wornum’s patent tape-check action with two pedals. A label on the action frame giving directions on changing a string and setting up and regulating the action. Serial number 35 Width 115cm, depth 50cm, case height 104cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 30, (103) U428W. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 30, U428W. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, ill. p. 118. £500 - 800 £500
19 A ‘Pocket’ grand piano by Robert Wornum, London, circa 1837 The case of rosewood with carved scrolling cheek brackets, raised on three turned and reeded legs. The nameboard containing a paper label inscribed: Royal Patent Equal Tension, Pocket Grand Piano Forte Invented & Manufactured by Robert Wornum, MUSIC HALL, Store Street, Bedford Square, LONDON. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Wornum’s tape-check grand action, with two pedals controlling dampers and una corda. Serial number 4851 Length 165cm, width 118cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 40cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 12, (25) G272W. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 11 G272W. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, pp. 116 and 119. Provenance: Recorded for the BBC archives. £1,000 - 1,500 £1,050
20 A square piano by Broadwood, London, circa 1813 The rosewood cross-banded mahogany case, with two drawers under it, all with simple brass decoration; raised on six turned and reeded legs capped with brass collars. The satinwood nameboard cross-banded with rosewood and with two pierced panels. Inscribed on a boxwood panel: John Broadwood & Sons, Makers to His Majesty & the Princesses, Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, London. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Double action with mop-stick over-dampers. Serial number 17942 Width 168cm, depth 63cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 34cm. £800 - 1,200 £500
21 A console piano by Pape, Paris, 1840 The burr elm case with a fretwork gallery over the wrestpins. A burr elm cross-banded panel under the keyboard flanked by a pair of scrolling X-frame supports. The rosewood inlaid and satinwood cross-banded nameboard bearing a central inscription: Pape, Paris & Londres, and flanked each side with inscriptions detailing 1st prizes won in 1838. There are three music rests above the nameboard, the central one inscribed: PAPE facture de Pianos du ROI. PIANO CONSOLE BREVET D’INVENTION. The right music rest inscribed: EN RAPPEL DE LA MEDAILLE D’OR. The six and a half octave keyboard CC–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Two chased brass pedals operating keyboard shift and dampers. Serial number 4632 Width 138cm, depth 53cm, case height 100cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 29, (107) U414PF. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 20 U414PF. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 122. £1,500 - 2,500 £1,500
22 A grand piano by Broadwood, London, circa 1827 The figured mahogany case with cylinder front between carved bracket cheeks, raised on four turned legs. The interior of the rosewood veneered fall board decorated with floral brass inlay and bearing a boxwood plaque inscribed: Patent, John Broadwood & Sons, Makers to His Majesty & the Princesses, Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, London. Six and a half octave keyboard CC–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action. Two pedals, mounted on a lyre, controlling dampers and keyboard shift. The Patent on the nameboard refers to Patent No. 5485 registered by Broadwood on April 9th 1827. This instrument is constructed with the brass “string plate” and four iron bars of this patent. Serial number 11301 Length 250cm, width 125cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 39cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, recent additions, (55) G301B. Provenance: Entries for this piano have been found in the Broadwood Archive held at the Surrey History Centre: Sent out (on hire) 13th September 1827 and eventually sold 27th August 1835 to Mr. Webster. Purchased by Colt at Sotheby’s 7th April 1982. £2,000 - 3,000 £1,700
23 A square piano by Pleyel, Paris, 1838 The mahogany case is raised on an X-form trestle stand with two pedals operating jeu céleste and dampers. With original inner cover. The gently curved rosewood nameboard inlaid with brass lines and inset with a plaque inscribed: Medailles d’or, 1827, 1834. Ignace Pleyel & Compie Facteurs du Roi, PARIS. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Serial number 7115 Width 160cm, depth 71cm, case height including lid 27cm. Provenance: Documented in the Pleyel Archive held at the Cité de la Musique, Paris: inv. no. E.2009.5.7, Element 80 (manufacture) and inv. no. E.2009.5.29, Element 41 (sale). £1,000 - 1,500 £600
24 A double-manual harpsichord by Tull, London, circa 1935 The antiqued painted case, with floral motifs within gold banding all on a black ground. The inner lid painted with a pastiche Italianate scene. Raised on a painted scalloped frame stand with seven cabriole legs. The painted keywell decorated with foliate and floral designs bearing a gilded name batten inscribed: HENRICVS TVLL FECIT LONDINI. The music desk, bearing a paper reproduction of the harpsichord name batten, sold with this lot. The separate cross-banded and inlaid harpsichord name batten inscribed: Baker Harris Londini fecit 1780.The five octave keyboards FF-f3 with ebony naturals, boxwood arcades and ivory accidentals. One four foot and two eight foot registers, and a lute stop controlled by four labelled hand-stops. The floral painted soundboard inset with a gilded rose bearing the initials B.H. Length 245cm, width 98cm, case height including lid 30cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 7, (4) H102T. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 7 H102T. Provenance: Purchased from Henry Tull’s daughter. The soundboard and rose could be from a Baker Harris harpsichord of 1780. £5,000 - 8,000 £9,200
25 A grand piano by Bösendorfer, Vienna, circa 1864 The satin birch case with simple stringing inlay around the perimeter of the lower case sides, raised on three turned octagonal legs with ebonised cappings and collars. The foliate decorated nameboard with the emperors’ symbol and inscribed: Bösendorfer, Kaiser. König. Hof Piano Verfertiger, WIEN. The seven octave keyboard AAA–a4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Two pedals, mounted on a lyre, controlling keyboard shift and dampers. Serial number 5627 Length 234cm, width 138cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 43cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 8, (16) G305VB. Provenance: According to Colt, once belonging to Isolde Ahlgrimm. £2,000 - 3,000 £2,000
26 A Square piano by Broadwood, London, circa 1824 The cross-banded mahogany case with rounded front corners and inlaid with ebony. Beaded moulding above the skirting, two drawers under it. Raised on six turned and reeded legs. The nameboard veneered in rosewood with foliate brass inlay and two pierced panels of brass. The boxwood plaque inscribed: John Broadwood & Sons, Makers to His Majesty & the Princesses, Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, London. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Double action with mop-stick over-dampers controlled by the original pedal. Soundboard with divided bridge. Green painted internal cover of pine with the serial number on the underside. Serial number 29746 Width 174cm, depth 66.5cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 35.5cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 27, (83) S362B. £500 - 800 £560
27 An upright combined barrel piano by Henderson, London, circa 1825 The rosewood case inlaid with foliate brass decoration surmounted by a swan-neck cornice with a cast gilt metal frieze. The panel beneath the keyboard with a similar gilt moulding. The pleated silk panel above the keyboard surrounded by a cast gilt metal moulding. The keywell in rosewood inlaid with a simple brass stringing, the nameboard bearing a rectangular plaque between gilded floral tendrils inscribed: Henderson. Little James Street Bedford Row London. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Bichord to Eb and trichord above, sticker action, two pedals controlling keyboard shift and dampers. The barrel, with nine tunes, operates a second set of hammers which act without raising the dampers. The instrument can be played as a conventional piano, a barrel piano alone (the player then operating the dampers at will), or with both combined. Width 127.5cm including plinth, depth 66cm, case height 223cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 29, (97) U421H and illustrated inside front cover. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 22 U418B and illustrated inside front cover. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 98. £1,800 - £2,500 £2,600
28 A grand piano by Broadwood, London, 1800 The mahogany case cross-banded with satinwood and inlaid with kingwood, raised on a trestle stand with four square tapered legs veneered en suite. The keywell with inlaid stringing, and cross-banded with kingwood, the oval plaque inset in the nameboard bearing the inscription: John Broadwood & Son, Makers to his Majesty and the Princesses, Great Pulteney Street , Golden Square, London 1800. The five and a half keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action, trichord throughout. Divided bridge. Two pedals, mounted on a stretcher, controlling dampers and keyboard shift. Serial number 1815 (indistinct) Length 227cm, width 107cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 32cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 8, (11) G297B. Provenance: An entry for this piano has been found in Broadwood Porters’ book held at the Surrey History Centre: 21st July 1800. Addressed: Walter Honeywood Yate Esq. £3,000 - 5,000 £4,000
29 A square piano by Haxby, York, 1789 The mahogany cross-banded case with geometric stringing, the cross-banded lid with ebony and boxwood stringing around the perimeter, and geometric inlay. Raised on a frame stand with four square tapered legs veneered en suite. The keywell in maple, cross-banded with mahogany and inlaid with ebony and boxwood stringing. An oval boxwood plaque in the nameboard depicting a cherub reclining on a plinth on which is inscribed: HAXBY YORK. The five octave keyboard FF–f3 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English single action with over-dampers. Three pedals, mounted on a back leg stretcher, operating dampers, buff stop and lid swell. Inscribed on the bottom key 246 May 1789. Serial number 246 Width 154cm, depth 54.5cm, case height including lid 22cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 25, (67) S344H. The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Silver 1944–1969, p. 19 S3441B. D. Haxby & J. Malden, Thomas Haxby (1729–1796) Musical Instrument Maker, ill. on p. 51 and front cover, and listed on page 54. £600 - 1,000 £3,300
30 A small organ by Longman, London, c.1805 The mahogany inlaid case with four integrated square tapered legs inlaid with simple boxwood stringing. Concave fronted shelf below, with pedal for pumping. The three octave and four note keyboard CC–e3 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. One knee-operated stop pedal in brass. Forty-one wooden pipes. The mahogany name batten bearing a black painted panel inscribed: John Longman 131 Cheapside London. Width 67.5cm, depth 64.5cm, total height 70.5cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 32, (125) M518O. Provenance: According to Colt this organ was probably used in the South African War. £1,000 - 1,500 £1,000
31 A grand piano by Thomas Tomkison, London, circa 1807 The mahogany panelled case with satinwood cross-banding and fruitwood stringing, raised on a trestle stand with square tapered legs. The maple cross-banded and inlaid nameboard bearing a paper label inscribed: GRAND AND SQUARE, THOS TOMKISON Piano Forte Dean Street, Soho, LONDON, Manufacturer. Six octave keyboard CC–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action, trichord throughout. Divided bridge. Two pedals, mounted on a stretcher, controlling dampers and keyboard shift. Serial number 356 Length 231cm, width 113cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 30cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 15, (32) G283T. £4,000 -6,000 £3,300
32 A square piano by Thomas Tomkison, London, circa 1805 The mahogany case inlaid with ebony and boxwood lines, raised on a frame stand with four square tapered legs with brass casters with brass paterae. The nameboard, in maple with a line inlay and with two fretted panels, bearing a paper label inscribed: GRAND AND SQUARE, THOS TOMKISON Piano Forte, Dean Street ,Soho, LONDON, Manufacturer. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English single action with over–dampers. Serial number 920 Width 165cm, depth 61cm, case height including lid 23cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 28, (85) S3541T. £300 - 500 £620
33 A Dulcitone by Machell, Glasgow The green painted case with a faux marbled front panel, integrated square legs. Labelled on the underside of the keyboard cover: DULCITONE REGd, PATENTED AND SOLE MAKERS, Thomas Machell & Sons, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND. Five octave keyboard AA – a3 . Width 97cm, depth 37cm, total height 78cm. £100 - 200 £480
34 A grand piano by Broadwood, London, 1846 The rosewood case with piecrust moulding around the perimeter of the lid and carved bracket cheeks, raised on three hexagonal legs with acanthus cappings. The interior of the rosewood folding fall board bearing a paper label inscribed: Patent Repetition Grand Pianoforte, John Broadwood & Sons, Makers to Her Majesty, 33 Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, London. Six octave and seven note keyboard CC–g4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Patent repetition grand action. Two lyre mounted pedals controlling dampers and keyboard shift. Frame with six metal bars and decorated metal hitch-plate. Serial number 16682 Length 246cm, width 132cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 40.5cm. Provenance: Multiple entries for this piano have been found in Broadwood Porters’ books held at the Surrey History Centre: First sold 3rd November 1846 to Miss Foster. The second owner, Mrs. Merest, owned it through many house moves from 29th July 1847 to 12th May 1875. From the latter date Broadwoods stored it until it was released by her executors on 22nd May 1890 and sold again. £2,500 - 3,500 £3,600
35 A square piano by Clementi, London, circa 1821 The mahogany case cross-banded in rosewood with a simple fruitwood stringing, the canted corners inlaid with brass foliate patterns. Two cast gilt metal mouldings run above and around the perimeter of the rosewood veneered skirting. Raised on six turned and reeded legs with engraved brass collars, three cross-banded drawers with brass handles beneath the skirting. The keywell in rosewood with brass inlay, the nameboard with two pierced panels, at its centre a crown above a gilt rectangular plaque flanked by foliate gilt scrollwork inscribed: Imperial Patent, CLEMENTI & COMPY LONDON. The six octave keyboard CC–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Double action with mop-stick over-dampers. Two pedals operate the dampers and the ‘Bridge of harmonic swell and reverberation’. A paper label gives: DIRECTIONS for the USE of the PEDALS. The inner cover in pine painted green and decorated with silver flowers. Serial number 13417 Width 184cm, depth 68cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 40.5cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944-1981, p. 25, (64) S337C. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944-1969, p. 16 S337C. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 90. Provenance: Recorded with Ruth Dyson for the BBC archives. £1,200 - 1,800 £1,800
36 An upright piano by Collard Moutrie, London, circa 1890 The oak case in the form of a kneehole desk; a shelved cupboard behind three dummy drawers to each pedestal, an inset gilt tooled green leather writing surface above the folding keyboard cover having three false drawer fronts. All surmounted by a panel with false drawer fronts flanking a pair of false cupboard doors. The nameboard in gilt on a black ground inscribed: LONDON, Collard Moutrie, SOUTHAMPTON ROW, RUSSELL SQRE . The seven octave keyboard AAA–a4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Two pedals. A metal transposing lever to the right of the keyboard bearing a medallion inscribed: COLLARD MOUTRIE, 77 SOUTHAMPTON ROW W.C., PATENT, MUSICAL PITCH PIANOFORTE. Serial number 1513 Width 137cm, depth 63cm, case height 116cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 25 U436. £600 - 800 £620
37 A grand piano by Tischner, St. Petersburg, circa 1828 The mahogany panelled cross-banded case with ebony stringing, raised on four later turned and reeded legs. The keywell in rosewood cross-banded in satinwood with ebony and boxwood stringing. Two applied gilt metal musical trophies flank the central plaque surmounted by a double headed eagle and inscribed: A Tischner, St Petersburg. The six and a half octave keyboard CC–g4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Two pedals, mounted on a lyre, controlling keyboard shift and dampers. Length 238cm, width 126cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 39cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 15, (29) G277TR. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 102. Provenance: Recorded for the BBC archives. According to Colt, once owned by Dorothy Swainson. £2,000 - 3,000 £3,300
38 A square piano by Longman and Broderip, London, 1796 The mahogany case inlaid with a multiple line, raised on a frame stand with four square tapered legs with brass casters. Silk-covered internal cover with “DIRECTIONS for the Management and Regulation of LONGMAN and BRODERIP’S NEW INVENTED PATENT PIANO FORTES with additional Keys.” on the underside. The satinwood cross-banded and inlaid nameboard, painted with floral swags and with two fretted panels, bearing an enamel plaque inscribed: NEW PATENT, LONGMAN & BRODERIP, LONDON, 1796. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English single action with ‘Irish’ damping system operated by pedal. Serial Number: 248 Width 158cm, depth 58cm, case height including lid 23cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 27, (76) S354LB. Estimate: £600 – £1,200 (plus 24% BP) £600 - 1,200 £1,600
39 An upright piano by Wornum, London, circa 1825 The rosewood case with geometric brass stringing flanked by two parallel columns headed with gilt metal mounts and terminating in acanthus leaf scroll feet. Gilt metal lattice panel above the keyboard. The rosewood nameboard with an inset brass plaque inscribed: Made by Robert Wornum London. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Two pedals controlling keyboard shift and dampers. Serial number 237 Width 127.5cm, depth 60cm, case height 128cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, recent additions, (110) U348W. Provenance: According to Colt, possibly designed by Thomas Hope. £1,000 - 1,500 £1,000
40 A grand piano by Haschka, Vienna, circa 1825 The triple bentside book-matched walnut case, raised on three columnar legs decorated with gilded moulded collars. The walnut nameboard bearing a white plaque within a decorative gilt frame inscribed (later): Georg Haschka in Wien. According to Colt inscribed under the wrestplank: George Haschka. The six octave and seven note keyboard CC–g4 with bone naturals and ebony capped accidentals. Viennese action. Single bridge. Stretcher with a lyre and five pedals operating keyboard shift, bassoon, dampers, moderator and Janissary effects. Length 241cm, width 136cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 37cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 19, (48) G340V. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 84. Provenance: Neupert collection and Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg. Recorded for the BBC archives and on Decca. £8,000 - 12,000 £11,400
41 A virginals by William Foster, Lucca, circa 1970 The cypress case with typical case mouldings to the top and bottom. Raised on a trestle stand with lyre shaped supports. The jack rail inscribed MARCUS SICILUS FACIEBAT MDXL. The four and a half octave keyboard C–d3 with arcaded boxwood naturals and ebonised accidentals. The soundboard inset with a cast metal rose. Width 132cm, depth 49cm, case height 19cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 33, (81) H108F1. £100 - 200 £660
42 A late 18th, or early 19th century style grand piano after Könnicke The fruitwood veneered case raised on four square tapered legs. The nameboard with applied cast brass decoration enclosing a plaque inscribed: AFTER Johann Jacob Könnicke Bürger in Wien. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ebony naturals and ivory capped accidentals. Viennese action with two tied knee levers controlling dampers. Divided bridge. Length 212cm, width 106cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 30cm. £600 - 800 £3,100
43 A late 18th, or early 19th century style grand piano after Walter by Marfleet, Witney The cherry veneered case with cast gilt beading running above the skirting, raised on four square tapered legs. The mahogany-veneered keywell with gilt metal decoration, the nameboard bearing a boxwood plaque inscribed: Marfleet & Son, Witney and bearing a paper label on the spine: After 1795, Anton Walter, County Museums – Liverpool. The five octave and a half keyboard FF–c4 with dark stained naturals and ivory capped accidentals. Length 200cm, width 108cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 29cm. £600 - 800 £3,900
44 A reproduction 18th century style grand piano after Louis Dulcken The fruitwood veneered case raised on four turned and fluted legs. The nameboard bearing a label inscribed: Louis Dulcken, et fils, Munich. The five octave keyboard FF–f3 with ebony naturals and ivory capped accidentals. Viennese action with two knee levers both controlling all dampers. Continuous bridge. Length 214cm, width 96cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 26cm. £600 - 800 £3,800
45 A modern Italian style harpsichord, ‘D.A.’, 1973. Green painted outer case with a lid painting of the nativity. Raised on three unpainted turned legs. The nameboard decoration copied from the Keene & Brackley spinet nameboard (see Lot 148). The decorated jackrail bearing the inscription: AD 1973 DA. The soundboard inset with a carved gilded rose bearing the initials D.A. The four octave keyboard with rosewood naturals and stained arcades, stained accidentals. Two eight foot registers with ebonised jacks controlled by hand-stops. Serial number 74 Length 209cm, width 82cm, case height including lid 28cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 7 H108S. £500 - 800 £1,700
46 A Triangular spinet by Sperrhake, Passau, circa 1966 The plain mahogany case, the underside of the lid with a simple line inlay of ebony. Raised on three square tapered legs. The nameboard with an inset rectangular plaque inscribed: Sperrhake Passau. The four and a half octave keyboard C–f3 with ebony stained naturals and ivory capped accidentals. One hand stop operating the buff stop. The soundboard with a double-pinned bridge and inset with a pierced wooden rose. Serial number 667366. Width 97cm, depth 79cm, case height 22.5cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 7, (5) H107S. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 7 H107S. £200 - 400 £380
47 A model 12 clavichord by Sperrhake, Passau, 1964 The veneered walnut case, the underside of the lid with a simple line inlay of fruitwood. Raised on four square sabre legs. The nameboard with an inset rectangular plaque inscribed: Sperrhake Passau. The four and a half octave keyboard C–f3 with ebony stained naturals and ivory capped accidentals. Width 117cm, depth 40cm, case height 19.5cm. Serial number 655564 Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 31, (113) M507S. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 25 M507S. Provenance: Purchased new by Colt from Harrods. £300 - 500 £600
48 A spinet-style ‘Acrosonic’ upright piano by Baldwin Circa 1980 The walnut case with two square tapered legs to the front. Inscribed on the nameboard: Baldwin. The seven and a quarter octave keyboard AAA–c4. Serial number 1223733 Width 146cm, depth 64cm, case height 110cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 29, (94) U415BA. £100 - 200 £100
49 A grand piano by Broadwood, London, 1821 The rosewood case inlaid with brass floral patterns and with cast gilt metal decoration running above the base mouldings, raised on four turned legs with brass collars. The rosewood keywell profusely inlaid with brass floral motifs, the nameboard bearing a white label inscribed: John Broadwood & Sons, Makers to Their Majesties & the Princesses, Great Pulteney Street Golden Square, London. Six octave keyboard CC–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action. Two pedals, mounted on a lyre, controlling dampers and keyboard shift. Serial number 8948 Length 248cm, width 115cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 38cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 11, (16) G203B. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, ill. p. 79. Provenance: Purchased from Sebastian Morley during the 2nd world war for £10. Three entries for this piano have been found in Broadwood Porters’ books held at the Surrey History Centre. The first of these, from 1821, states that it was delivered to His Majesty George the Fourth at Brighton Pavilion. The subsequent two entries, from 1827 and 1829, show that after repairs by Broadwood it was taken to Windsor Castle. £25,000 - 30,000 £20,000
50 A square piano by Broadwood, London, circa 1812 The rosewood cross-banded mahogany case, with cast gilt metal decoration running above the moulded skirting, two drawers underneath similarly decorated. Raised on six turned and reeded legs capped with brass collars. The satinwood veneered nameboard, cross-banded with rosewood and with two pierced panels. The boxwood name plaque surrounded by an ebony line, inscribed: John Broadwood & Sons. Makers to His Majesty, & the Princesses, Great Pulteney Street. Golden Square, London. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Double action with mop-stick over-dampers. Single pedal controlling dampers. Original inner cover of cream-painted pine. Serial number 18932 Width 168cm, depth 62cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 33cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 22, (57) S330B. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 16 S330B. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, ill. p. 69. Provenance: Bearing a paper label inscribed: ROBERT BELL /Quadrille Pianist, Tuner, and Selector, 89, STANHOPE STREET, HAMPSTEAD ROAD, N.W. £1,000 - 1,500 £2,700
51 A spinet shaped transverse grand piano by Crang Hancock, London, 1782 The walnut case with a simple ebony stringing and with cast brass strap lid hinges and cast flap hinges. Raised on a trestle stand with four turned legs. The nameboard of stained maple with boxwood stringing and cross-banded with mahogany. The name batten with an inset boxwood plaque inscribed: Crang Hancock Londini Fecit 1782, Tavistock Street Covent Garden. The five octave keyboard FF/GG–f3 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Crang’s ‘Spring key touch’ action. One pedal operating dampers. Length 183cm, depth 87cm, case height including lid 23.5cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 31, (118) M513H. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, ill. on p. 22. Rosamond E. M. Harding, The Piano–Forte, its history traced to the Great Exhibition of 1851, p. 60, ill. on p. 61. Provenance: Ex Broadwood collection. £2,500 - 3,500 £6,400
52 A grand piano by Heilman, Mainz, circa 1810 The plain walnut case raised on three tapered legs. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ebony naturals and ivory or bone capped accidentals. Viennese action with two black-stained knee levers, one controlling dampers. The soundboard with three bridges, bearing a paper label inscribed: Joh. Heilmann, Instrumentenmacher. Offenbach, No 64. Length 186cm, width 107cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 31.5cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 19, (43) G298HG2. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall. The Early Piano, ill. p. 47. £7,000 - 10,000 £8,800
53 A square piano by Ganer, London, circa 1790 The mahogany case inlaid with boxwood and ebony lines, raised on a trestle stand with square tapered legs. The cross-banded satinwood and inlaid nameboard decorated with foliage and a ribbon, surrounding an oval inscribed: C. Ganer, Grand and Small Forte Piano Manufacturer, Broad Street, Golden Square London. The five octave keyboard FF–f3 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English single action with over-dampers. Two hand-stops operating dampers and buff stop. Width 158cm, depth 55cm, case height including lid 22cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 28, (87) S339G. £1,500 - 2,000 £5,300
54 An upright ‘Dog Kennel’ piano by Lichtenthal, Brussels, circa 1840 The mahogany case inlaid with boxwood lines, with two scrolling brackets supporting the keyboard. Pivoting candle sconces and two intricately cast metal carrying handles. The inside of the fall board bearing a rectangular fruitwood plaque inscribed: BREVETE, Boulevard de Waterloo No. 27. H. LICHTENTHAL. FABRICANT, de Forte-Piano, BRUXELLES. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. A single pedal located within the ‘kennel’ arch, operating the dampers. Width 165cm, depth 56cm, case height 103cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 30, (107) U434. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 25 U434. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 120. £2,000 - 3,000 £1,500
55 A ‘Pocket’ grand piano by Robert Wornum, London circa 1841 The case of plain mahogany with carved scrolling cheek brackets, raised on three turned and reeded legs. The nameboard bearing a paper label inscribed: Royal Patent Equal Tension, Pocket Grand Piano Forte Invented & Manufactured by Robert Wornum, MUSIC HALL, Store Street, Bedford Square, LONDON. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Wornum’s tape check grand action, with two pedals controlling dampers and una corda. Serial number 6304 Length 165cm, width 119cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 40cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 15, (27) G297W. £300 -400 £820
56 A square piano by Mott, London, circa 1825 The mahogany case with rounded front corners, raised on six turned and reeded legs. The curved rosewood veneered nameboard with inlaid foliate patterns and contrasting pierced panels flanking a green painted and foliate decorated plaque bearing the inscription: Improved. I:H:R: MOTT, 92 Pall Mall London. MAKER to his MAJESTY. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Double action with mop-stick over-dampers controlled by the original pedal. Stamped on the wrestplank: 1464 IMPROVED PATENT GRAND SQUARES, I.H.R.MOTT , PALL MALL, LONDON. The divided bridge triple pinned. Serial number 1464 Width 173cm, depth 71cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 28cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 27, (77) S356M. £1,000 1,500 £600
57 An upright piano by Butcher, London, circa 1840 The mahogany case with beaded mouldings. Silk panel above the keyboard. Two turned and reeded legs to the front. Curved fall board with folding music desk. A pair of recessed pivoting mahogany candlestick supports in the nameboard. The rosewood nameboard bearing a decorated paper label inscribed: BUTCHER & COMPY, Manufacturers, No. GREAT TITCHFIELD STREET, LONDON. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Bichord throughout. Two pedals, disconnected. Width 119cm, depth 59cm, case height 138cm. £250 - 500 £600
58 A ‘barless’ grand piano by Broadwood, London, 1889 The rosewood case raised on baluster turned legs. Together with an adjustable stool. Inscribed in brass on the reverse of the fall board: John Broadwood & Sons, London. The seven and a quarter octave keyboard AAA–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Two pedals, mounted on a lyre, controlling dampers and keyboard shift. Serial number 45691 Length 265cm, width 153cm, case height including lid 46cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, recent additions, (41) G300B. Provenance: Multiple entries for this piano have been found in the Broadwood Porters’ books held at the Surrey History Centre, including: 13th October 1889, Hired for a concert at Balmoral 6th November 1899. Hired for Herr von Dohnanyi. 19th December 1900, Hired to Metzler & Co to have ‘organo’ attachment fitted. 16th March 1901, Delivered to the Earl of Dysart for Ham House [now National Trust]. £1,000 - 1,800 £620
59 A square piano by Longman & Broderip, London, circa 1785 The mahogany case cross-banded with satinwood and with chevron inlaid stringing, the frame stand with square tapered legs veneered en suite and with brass paterae. Later shelf underneath. The keywell veneered in satinwood, cross-banded and with an inlaid stringing of double lozenges, the satinwood name plaque beneath foliate garlands bearing the inscription: Longman and Broderip Musical Instrument Makers, No 20 Cheapside and No 13 Hay Market London. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English single action with over-dampers. Three hand stops controlling divided dampers and buff stop. Width 154cm, depth 54cm, case height including lid 21cm. £400 - 600 £1,050
60 An ‘Albion’ piano by Wornum, London, circa 1845 The rosewood case raised on four turned legs with brass castors. Inscribed on a paper label within a metal frame: Royal Patent ALBION SQUARE Piano Forte, Invented and Manufactured by Robert Wornum. MUSIC HALL. Store Street Bedford Square LONDON The six octave and two notes keyboard FF–g4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Wornum’s down-striking tape-check action. One pedal (disconnected). Serial number 7687 Width 114cm, depth 80cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 31.5cm. £100 - 200 £800
61 A grand piano by Broadwood, London, 1808 The satinwood cross-banded mahogany case inlaid with fruitwood, raised on a trestle stand with four square tapered legs veneered en suite. The keywell in satinwood, cross-banded with rosewood and inlaid with ebony and boxwood stringing, the nameboard bearing an oval boxwood plaque inscribed: John Broadwood & Sons, Great Pulteney Street Golden Square, London. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action, trichord throughout. Divided bridge. Three stretcher mounted pedals controlling divided dampers and keyboard shift. Serial number 4050 Length 226cm, width 107cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 34cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, recent additions, (11A) G297BA. Provenance: An entry for this piano has been found in Broadwood Porters’ book held at the Surrey History Centre: 12th March 1808 relating to Mr G. Smart (Probably George Smart, musician and composer). £8,000 - 12,000 £7,000
62 A square piano by Pape, Paris, 1834 The weathered birch case, cross-banded in purple wood with inlaid Grecian patterns, raised on a pair of cross-banded and inlaid inverted lyre-shaped legs. The lid similarly cross-banded, and inlaid with a stylised floral design. The birch nameboard inlaid with a foliate boxwood design inscribed: PAPE, A PARIS. The top of the nameboard bearing a metal plaque inscribed: 1ERE MÉDAILLE D’OR DÉCERNÉE PAR LE JURY DE 1834 The six and a half octave keyboard CC–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Two chased brass pedals on an elaborately inlaid inverted lyre, operating keyboard shift and dampers. Pape’s patent down-striking action. Bichord throughout, with two hand-stops operating a damping system to aid tuning. Serial number 2758 Width 186cm, depth 85, case height 32.5cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 26, (73) S350PF, ill. p. 21. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 19 S350PF, ill. p. 21. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 104. £4,000 - 6,000 £4,200
63 A double-manual harpsichord by Gaveau, Paris, 1912 The walnut case with three cast brass lid strap hinges and two pairs of flap hinges, raised on a trestle stand with four square tapered legs. The walnut nameboard bearing a name batten inscribed: FAIT · PAR · GAVEAU ·A · PARIS · MDCCCCXII · No 17. The five octave keyboards FF–f3 with ebony naturals, ivory-capped accidentals and gilded arcades. Six pedals (disconnected) mounted on a stretcher controlling four rows of jacks and a jeu de luth. Serial number 17 Length 212cm, width 97cm, case height including lid 29cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 33, (127) H105GF. Provenance: Once the property Violet Gordon-Woodhouse. A very early example of a Gaveau harpsichord, probably designed and made under the supervision of Arnold Dolmetch during his period with Gaveau from 1911 to 1914. £3,000 - 4,000 £2,500
64 A grand piano by Broadwood. London, 1797 The mahogany cross-banded case inlaid with boxwood stringing, raised on a trestle stand with four square tapered legs and brass castors. The keywell in satinwood, cross-banded with rosewood and inlaid with ebony and boxwood stringing, the nameboard with an inset oval boxwood name plaque inscribed: John Broadwood & Son, Makers to his Majesty and the Princesses, Great Pulteney Street Golden Square, London. The five and a half keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action, trichord throughout. Divided bridge. Two stretcher mounted pedals with a decorative lyre above, controlling keyboard shift with una-corda and dampers. Serial number 1136 Length 227cm, width 107cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 30cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 8, (12) G282B. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 8 G282B. £4,000 - 6,000 £6,200
65 A square piano by Doerner, Stuttgart, circa 1825 The mahogany book-matched veneered case raised on four columnar legs. The curved nameboard with a simple line inlay in fruitwood. A damaged paper label on the soundboard bearing the partial inscription: F. Doerner, Fortepiano - Fabri In STUTTGA. Wilhelms Platz No 13 [and round a depiction of the king’s head]: DEM VERDIENSTE DEN KOENIG. The soundboard with continuous double pinned bridge. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with bone naturals and stained accidentals. Anglo-German action. On a large lyre, two pedals controlling dampers and moderator. Serial number 320 Width 167cm, depth 70cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 31cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 27, (79) S358. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 19 S358. £1,200 - 1,800 £620
66 An upright grand piano by Wornum, London, circa 1835 Mahogany case raised on four turned and reeded legs with engraved brass castors, with a watered silk front panel below a moulded cornice. The reverse of the curved fall board having a pair of brass candle holders. The rosewood nameboard bearing a paper label inscribed: Royal Patent Equal Tension, Piccolo Grand Piano Forte Invented & Manufactured by Robert Wornum, MUSIC HALL, Store Street, Bedford Square, LONDON. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Bichord throughout, divided bridge, a label on the action frame giving directions to put on a string and how to set up and regulate the tape-check action. Serial number 3881 Width 112cm, depth 67cm, case height 213cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 30, (111) U437W. £1,000 - 1,500 £2,600
67 A grand piano by Pleyel, Paris, circa 1829 The mahogany case raised on four bulbous turned and reeded legs. The rosewood nameboard with simple brass line inlay, bearing a boxwood plaque Inscribed: Ignace Pleyel & Cie a paris [sic]. Six and a half octave keyboard CC–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action with two pedals, mounted on a lyre, controlling dampers and keyboard shift. Frame with three bars and hitch-plank all of metal. Original internal cover. Inscribed on a boxwood insert on the damper rail: Medaille d’or Exposition de 1827. Serial number 1167 Length 241cm, width 126cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 33cm. Literature: C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, ill. p. 107. The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 12, (26) G273PF. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 11 G273PF. Provenance: According to Colt the piano was sold to M. Brochant for Fr.2800, however, this piano appears not to be documented in the extant Pleyel archive held at the Cité de la Musique, Paris. £1,800 - 2,500 £6,000
68 A square piano by Rädecker & Lunau, Lübeck, circa 1825 AMENDMENT TO DATE circa 1835 The flame mahogany case with two beaded panels and convex front corners, the mahogany lid cross-banded with quarter-sawn mahogany, raised on four turned and reeded legs. The curved rosewood veneered nameboard with foliate brass inlay, inscribed on a white label: RÄDECKER & LUNAU, LÜBECK. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Anglo-German escapement action with one knee lever operating dampers. Metal hitch-plate, double pinned divided bridge. Internal cover. Serial number 2909 Width 173cm, depth 72cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 30cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 26, (74) S352RLG. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 19, (74) S352RLG. £800 - 1,200 £800
69 A small cabinet piano by Clementi, London, circa 1810 The mahogany case inlaid with ebony lines, the curved fall board cross-banded with rosewood with its interior veneered in satinwood and inlaid with ebony lines. A panel of plain cloth above the keyboard. Pierced gilt rails run above the fall board, and front the frieze. Two turned and reeded legs to the front with gilt metal collars. Two pivoting candlestick holders. The satinwood nameboard inlaid with ebony lines, inscribed within a gilded floral plaque: Clementi & Co, London. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Sticker action. Two pedals controlling keyboard shift and dampers. Serial numbers 114 and 1156 Width 109cm, depth 52cm, case height 136cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 30, (104) U430C. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 22 U430C. Provenance: The gift of Rosamond E. M. Harding. £1,200 - 1,800 £2,600
70 A grand piano by Mott, London, 1824 The mahogany case with a simple line inlay in ebony, raised on four turned and reeded legs. The interior of the fall board veneered in rosewood with foliate brass inlay. Inscribed on a pale wood label on a green painted ground: Improved. I:H:R: Mott, 92 Pall Mall, London. Maker to his Majesty. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action with two pedals controlling dampers and keyboard shift. Three iron braces. Hitch-rail and wrestplank of iron in the treble. Length 240cm, width 116cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 39cm. £1,500 - 2,000 £4,100
71 A square piano by Rolfe, London, circa 1820 The mahogany case with rounded front corners, cross-banded with rosewood and with brass inlaid stringing, beaded moulding to the cross-banded skirting. Three cross-banded drawers under the case, raised on six spirally turned legs with brass collars. Double music desk and green painted internal cover decorated with floral motifs. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Double action with mop-stick over-dampers. The rosewood-veneered keywell with floral brass inlay, the nameboard bearing the inscription: Wm Rolfe & Compy, 112 Cheapside, London. Serial number 7228 Width 172cm, depth 65cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 36cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 26, (75) S353RJ. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 19 S353RJ. £600 - 1,000 £600
72 An upright piano by Erard, Paris, 1864 The mahogany case with a panelled front above the keyboard, two ‘inverted’ turned and reeded legs to the front. Two elaborately cast metal carrying handles. The rosewood nameboard bearing the brass inlaid inscription: Erard. The seven octave keyboard AAA–a4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Two pedals controlling dampers and moderator. Serial number 36619 Width 159cm, depth 69cm, case height 124cm. Literature: Manufacture & sale documented in the Erard Archives held at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, inv. no. E.2009.5.59, Element 79. £300 - 500 £240
73 A grand piano by Erard, London, circa 1868 The satinwood, amboyna banded, floral inlaid and gilt metal mounted case decorated with foliate panels. The keyboard lid bearing the initials ‘HR’. Raised on turned, tapered legs headed with trailing floral mounts terminating in brass cappings and castors. The interior of the fall board inscribed: Erard. The seven octave keyboard AAA–a4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Two pedals, mounted on a lyre, controlling keyboard shift and dampers. Divided bridge, Erard’s double escapement action with under-dampers. Stamped internally: C. Martin Serial number 10780 Length 258cm, width 144cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 44cm. Literature: C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 128, stating that the piano possibly belonged to the Rosebery or Rothschild family. The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 19, (47) G303. Provenance: Ex Lady Massereene. Recorded on Decca. £20,000 - 30,000 £23,000
74 A square piano by Steinway, New York, circa 1870 The rosewood case raised on four massive simulated rosewood carved legs. The curved rosewood nameboard inscribed: Steinway & Sons. New York. Elaborate fretwork music desk. Seven octave keyboard AAA–a4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Steinway square action. Two pedals, mounted on a lyre, controlling dampers and moderator. Overstrung metal frame. Serial number 24380 Width 205cm, depth 102 cm, case height including lid 37cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 27, (82) S363S. £2,000 - 3,000 £2,700
75 An upright grand piano by Clementi, London, circa 1810 The mahogany case inlaid with ebony lines and ormolu decoration to the frieze, a moulded cornice above. Interior shelves to the right of the bentside. A pair of doors with moiré taffeta panels within moulded gilded frames, each with a gilt metal escutcheon; with silk brocade on the reverse. Raised on a frame stand with four turned and reeded legs. The curved fall board, cross-banded and inlaid, with its interior veneered in satinwood, cross-banded and line inlaid. The keywell veneered in satinwood cross-banded in rosewood and with ebony and boxwood stringing, the nameboard bearing an oval gilt plaque flanked by foliate gilt scrollwork inscribed: Clementi & Co, Cheapside, London. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English upright grand action with two pedal controlling keyboard shift and dampers, divided bridge. Serial numbers 866. Width 110cm, depth 58cm, case height 254cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 31, (112) U420C. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, ill. p. 62. £4,000 - 6,000 £3,300
76 A grand piano by Broadwood, London, 1819 The Rio rosewood case inlaid with brass line stringing and with elaborate cast gilt metal mouldings round the skirting and the perimeter of the lid edge. Raised on four turned legs. The rosewood keywell inlaid with floral motifs, the nameboard bearing a rectangular boxwood plaque inscribed: John Broadwood & Sons, Makers to his Majesty & the Princesses, Great Pulteney Street Golden Square, London. Six octave keyboard CC–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action, trichord throughout. Divided bridge. Three pedals, mounted on a lyre, controlling dampers above and below middle c, and keyboard shift. Inscribed Middleton on the lower key, Beveridge on the action and No 8165, and AD 1819 on the wrestplank. Serial number 8165 Length 250cm, width 117cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 38cm. Provenance: An entry for this piano has been found in Broadwood Porters’ books held at the Surrey History Centre: October 25th 1819, for Arthur Chichester. £12,000 - 18,000 £6,500
77 A Square piano by Broadwood, London, 1820 The mahogany case with ebony inlaid rounded front corners, cross-banded with rosewood and inlaid with ebony stringing. Bobbin-turned moulding above the ebony line inlaid skirting. Raised on six turned and reeded legs with brass collars. The nameboard veneered in rosewood with foliate brass inlay and two pierced panels. The boxwood plaque inscribed: John Broadwood & Sons, Makers to His Majesty & the Princesses, Great Pulteney Street Golden Square, London. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Double action with mop-stick over-dampers controlled by the original pedal. Inscribed in pencil on the bottom key: 7 –20 – 26 Serial number 25232. Width 173cm, depth 64cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 29cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 22, (59) S334B. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 16 S334B. Provenance: Inked on the soundboard: “ Sold by Robt Purdie / 83 Princes Street / Edinburgh”. £500 - 700 £400
78 An anonymous ‘giraffe’ upright piano, probably Vienna, circa 1820 Mahogany case with green cloth infill panels. The nameboard bearing a later paper label inscribed: Joseph Wachtl in Wien. The seven octave keyboard CC–c5 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Hanging Viennese action with two pedals. Bichord to EE and trichord above. Width 139cm, depth 57cm, case height 236cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 30, (109) U436VG. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, ill. on p. 97. Provenance: According to Colt once the property of Dr. Helmholtz £1,000 - 2,000 £3,500
79 An anonymous grand piano now a harpsichord, circa 1785 The case, veneered in carefully chosen mahogany, elaborately cross-banded and inlaid, with rosettes in the corners of the panels. Raised on a trestle stand with four square tapered legs inlaid with fruitwood stringing. The cross-banded keywell veneered with panels of burr walnut and geometric stringing. The five octave keyboard FF/GG–f3 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. At present set up with three rows of plastic harpsichord jacks, this instrument appears to have been converted from a piano as apparently the instrument had an action accessed from underneath in a manner only used by Crang Hancock. The case has been lengthened whilst in Colt’s ownership. The extant examples of Crang Hancock grand pianos are all relatively short, so it may have been lengthened in the misbelief that it had at some stage been reduced in length. Present length 229cm, width 97cm, case height including lid 29cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 32, (120) M515H. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, ill. on p. 25. £1,000 - 1,500 £2,900
80 A square piano by Jones, London, circa 1807 The mahogany case, cross-banded in satinwood, with ebony and boxwood stringing and geometrical inlays. Three cross-banded and inlaid drawers under the baseboard, all raised on six turned and reeded legs with brass collars. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Double action with mop-stick over-dampers. The inlaid satinwood-veneered keywell, cross-banded with rosewood and with two pierced panels. The black painted rectangular plaque inscribed: R. Jones & Co, Upright Grand & Square Piano Forte Makers, To His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, No 11 Golden Square, London. Serial number 976 Width 167cm, depth 62cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 33cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 27, (80) S359J. Provenance: Bequeathed by Mrs Skinner of Canterbury in 1975. £500 - 800 £400
81 A ‘lying harp’ piano possibly by Johann Matthäus Schmahl, circa 1780 The cherry panelled case raised on a later trestle stand with four square tapered legs. The cross-banded nameboard panelled in a chevron pattern. The four and a half octave keyboard C–f3 with stained naturals and bone capped accidentals. Stossmechanik action with no check. Single strung. One hand-stop to the right of the keyboard, one knee lever, a hand-stop in the nameboard operating a moderator and a second, now void hand-stop aperture in the nameboard. Width 129cm, depth 49.5cm, case height including lid 17.5cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 31, (117) GM512G, ill. p. 23. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 26 GM512G. Clinkscale, Makers of the Piano 1700–1820, p. 271, no. 5. £5,000 - 8,000 £5,200
82 An ‘Imperial Grand Piano by Robert Wornum, London, circa 1838 The rosewood case raised on three turned and carved legs. The underside of the fall board with a paper label inscribed: Royal Patent Equal Tension, Imperial Horizontal Grand Pianoforte. Invented and manufactured by Robert Wornum. MUSIC HALL, Store Street, Bedford Square, LONDON. The six and a half octave keyboard CC–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Wornum’s tape check action with under-dampers. Two pedals controlling dampers and action shift. Serial number 5135 Length 240cm, width 127cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 40cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 15, (31) G281W. Provenance: The gift of Rosamond E. M. Harding. £800 - 1,200 £2,200
83 An ‘Albion’ piano by Wornum, London, circa 1845 The rosewood case raised on four turned legs with brass castors. Inscribed on a paper label: Royal Patent ALBION SQUARE Piano Fort, Invented and Manufactured by Robert Wornum. (Indecipherable bottom line): MUSIC HALL. Store Street Bedford Square LONDON. The six octave and two notes keyboard FF–g4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Wornum down-striking tape-check action. Two pedals (disconnected). Serial number 7752 Width 117cm, depth 85cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 29cm. Literature: Possibly – The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 20 S359. £100 - 200 £640
84 An upright piano by Pleyel, Paris, 1864 The rosewood case with scrolling legs to the front and cast metal carrying handles to the sides. The ebonised name batten, with a brass line inlay, bearing the inscription: PLEYEL. The seven octave keyboard AAA–a4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Two pedals controlling dampers and keyboard shift. Serial number 37147 Width 132cm, depth 63cm, case height 117cm. Literature: Manufacture & sale documented in the Pleyel Archive held at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, inv. no. E.2009.5.10, Element 85. Provenance: Purchased at Sotheby’s 30th March 1989. £200 - 400 £70
85 A grand piano by Broadwood, London, 1806 The mahogany cross-banded case inlaid with ebony stringing, raised on a trestle stand with four square tapered legs and brass castors. The keywell in satinwood, cross-banded with rosewood and inlaid with ebony and boxwood stringing, the nameboard with an inset oval boxwood name plaque inscribed: 1806, John Broadwood & Son, Makers to his Majesty and the Princesses. Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, London. The five and a half keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action, trichord throughout. Divided bridge. Mounted on a stretcher between the two front legs a decorative lyre and three pedals, the latter controlling keyboard shift, and damping. Inscribed Marshall on the action. Serial number 3597 Length 228cm, width 107cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 33.5 cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 8, (13) G260B, ill. on p. 10. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 8 G260B, ill. on p. 10. Provenance: An entry for this piano has been found in Broadwood Porters’ books held at the Surrey History Centre: 3rd November 1806. Recorded on Oryx. £5,000 - 8,000 £5,200
86 A square piano by Frey, Paris 1820. The flame mahogany case raised on four columnar legs with brass collars on a curved crossed stretcher base. The curved ash nameboard with a glass plaque within a gilt frame bearing (either side of a regal crest) the inscription: de Frey Père &Fils, Brevetes Leurs Altesses Royales, Monsieur Frère du Roi, Mme. Duchess d'Angoulême, Mme. la Duchesse de Berry & de S. A. S., Mme. la Duchesse Douairiére d'Orleans, L. Vieille Rue du Temple hôtel des Ambassadeurs d’Hollande, No. 51 À PARIS. 1820. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. One knee lever and five pedals, mounted on a lyre, operating a buff stop, dampers, moderator, bassoon and drum. Width 171cm, depth 73cm, case height including lid 29cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, recent additions, (66a) S343F. Provenance: Purchases at Sotheby’s 7th April 1982. £3,000 - 4,000 £2,000
87 A ‘Pianino’ upright piano by Pleyel, Paris, circa 1835 The flame mahogany veneered case, two serpentine legs to the front terminating in lion’s paw feet. The curved fall board bearing a pair of cast gilt metal candle holders. The rosewood veneered nameboard inlaid with simple brass stringing and bearing a boxwood plaque inscribed: Medailles d’or, 1827, 1834, Ignace Pleyel & Compie. ,Facteurs du Roi, PARIS. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Two pedals controlling action shift and dampers. Width 116cm, depth 61cm, case height 109cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 30, (106) U432P. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 108. £150 - 300 £240
88 A grand piano by Bord, Paris, circa 1855 The rosewood case with a beaded moulding running above the skirting, raised on three turned and facetted legs. The interior of the inlaid fall board bearing the inscription: Brevet et Medaille 1844, A. Bord, Paris. The seven octave keyboard AAA–a4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Bord double escapement repetition action, with two ornate cast pedals controlling dampers and keyboard shift. Straight strung iron frame decorated with floral swags. Length 212cm, width 134cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 35.5cm. £1,000 - 1,500 £1,650
89 A square piano by Erard, Paris, 1804 The mahogany panelled case with a quarter-round gilt metal moulding around the skirting, raised on four turned tapered legs with brass collars and turned brass feet. The maple nameboard cross-banded with satinwood and inlaid with simple stringing inscribed: Erard Freres, Rue Du Mail N.37. à Paris 1804. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Inscribed in ink on the soundboard: Erard Freres à Paris 1804 / No 6075. Double action. Four pedals, mounted on back leg stretcher; according to Colt they controlled ‘Sustaining, Bassoon, Buff, Celeste’. The piano retains its original two piece internal cover. Serial number 6075 Width 164cm, depth 61cm, case height including lid 25cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 25, (66) S343EF. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 19, (66) S343EF. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 50. Provenance: Documented in the Erard Archives held at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, inv. no. 2009.5.41, Element 67, and inv. no. 2009.5.101, Element 195. Once the property of Arnold Dolmetch whilst a student in Brussels. Recorded for the BBC archives. £1,200 - 1,800 £10,000
90 An upright grand piano by Stodart, London, circa 1820 The mahogany case with a simple ebony line inlay, a pair of later doors above the sliding music desk, all raised on four turned legs. The keywell veneered in satinwood with boxwood stringing and rosewood cross-banding, in the nameboard the oval boxwood plaque inscribed: Patent, W & M Stodart, Makers To Their Majesties And Royal Family, Golden Square, London. The six octave keyboard CC–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Two pedals operating keyboard shift and dampers. 134 inked on bottom key. Width 114cm, depth 56cm, case height 254cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 30, (108) U435S. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, ill. on p. 48. £500 - 800 £2,700
91 A grand piano by Kirkman, London, circa 1820 The rosewood case inlaid with brass stringing and with elaborate cast gilt metal mouldings around the skirting, and the perimeter of the lid edge. Raised on four turned and reeded legs with carved acanthus tops. Gilt case handles in the form of lions’ masks. The rosewood cross-banded nameboard profusely inlaid with a brass foliate surrounded plaque inscribed: Kirkman, London, Patent. The patent referred to is Patent No 4068, registered on October 14th 1816 for “An improved method of applying an octave stop to pianofortes.” The six octave keyboard CC–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Two lyre mounted pedals. The right pedal controlling dampers, the left pedal shifting the action to control the use of the ‘octave stop’. The instrument has a third bridge dedicated to this 4-foot stop. Length 237cm, width 116cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 43cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 20, (50) G307K. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 74. Provenance: According to Colt, possibly made for King George IV for the Brighton Pavilion. £10,000 - 15,000 £8,000
92 A grand piano by Wornum, London, circa 1852 The rosewood case with carved cheek brackets, raised on three octagonal legs capped with acanthus. Folding music desk with sliding pierced candle sides. The plain underside of the folding fall board bearing a rectangular stained wood plaque inscribed: Robt. Wornum & Sons. LONDON. The six octave and nine note keyboard CCC–a4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Wornum’s down-striking action. Single ebonised bridge. Two pedals controlling dampers and action shift. Serial number 9555 Length 248cm, width 132cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 36cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 15, (31) G281W. £800 - 1,200 £900
93 A square piano by Broadwood, London, 1787 The mahogany case cross-banded with satinwood and inlaid with rope-twist stringing, raised on a frame stand veneered en suite, brass castors and paterae. Shelf underneath. The keywell cross-banded in maple with geometric stringing, the nameboard bearing the inscription: Johannes Broadwood Londini Fecit 1787 Patent, Great Pulteney Street Golden Square. The five octave keyboard FF–f3 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English single action with brass under-dampers. Bearing a paper label in English and French on the inside of the spine giving instruction on how to deal with keys that stick and dampers that rattle. Serial number 762 Width 158cm, depth 54cm, case height including lid 24cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 22, (61) S335B. The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Silver 1944–1969, p. 16 S335B. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, ill. p. 39. Provenance: Repaired by M. Colt 1959–1960. £2,000 - 2,500 £3,600
94 A grand piano by Graf, Vienna, circa 1835 The cherry veneered case raised on three turned and reeded bulbous legs with chased brass castors. The nameboard bearing a rectangular white label within a gilt metal frame, inscribed: CONRAD GRAF,Kaiserl: Kön: Hof – Fortepianomacher, WIEN, nachst der Carls-Kirche im Mondschein No 102. The six and a half octave keyboard CC–g4 with bone naturals and ebony capped accidentals. Viennese action, bichord to EE and trichord above. Divided bridge. Inscribed on the yoke beneath a double-headed eagle: 2006, WERK, DES, CONR:GRAF, IN WIEN. Four lyre mounted pedals, mounted on a lyre, operating keyboard shift, moderator, double moderato and dampers. With the original internal cover of pine. Serial number 2006 Length 245cm, width 127cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 38cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 12, (22) G270GV. The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Silver 1944–1969, p. 11 G270GV. Provenance: Recorded on Argo. £20,000 - 30,000 £15,000
95 A single-manual harpsichord by Kirckman, London, 1781 The mahogany case, cross-banded and line inlaid, with cast brass strap lid hinges and cast brass flap hinges, raised on a trestle stand with four square moulded legs and wooden ball castors. Four drawers are set into the stand. Fully adjustable music desk. The keywell veneered in walnut, inlaid with chevron stringing and cross-banded with kingwood. Inscribed on a boxwood plaque inset into the walnut veneered name batten: Jacobus et Abraham Kirckman Londini Fecerunt 1781. The five octave keyboards FF/GG–f3 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. The soundboard inset with a cast gilt metal rose. Two four foot and two eight foot registers, and buff stop, controlled by four hand stops. Pedal operated machine stop Length 222cm, width 94cm, case height including lid 31cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 7, (4) H109K. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 26. D. Boalch, Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord 1440 –1840, 3rd ed., p. 450. £25,000 - 30,000 £16,000
96 A grand piano by Schmidt, Pressburg (now Bratislava), circa 1835 The walnut veneered case raised on three turned baluster legs. The music desk with a pair of elaborate gilt pivoting candle holders. The nameboard bearing a foliate decorated rosewood plaque inscribed: CARL SCHMIDT IN PRESSBURG. The six octave and seven notes keyboard CC–g4 with ivory naturals and ebony capped accidentals. Viennese action, bichord to EE and trichord above. Single bridge. Two pedals, mounted on a lyre, controlling keyboard shift and dampers. A circular paper label on the soundboard inscribed: Opus 674 Serial number 674 Length 246cm, width 130cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 40cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 16, (36) G291V. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 15 G291V. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, ill. p. 111. £3,000 - 5,000 £2,400
97 A grand piano by Broadwood, London, 1824 The mahogany cross-banded case with a simple ebony line inlay, raised on four turned legs. The keywell of rosewood with brass line inlay, the nameboard bearing a boxwood plaque inscribed: John Broadwood & Sons, Makers to his Majesty & the Princesses, Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, London. Six octaves and a half, CC–f4, with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action, bichord to A#, trichord beyond. Divided bridge. Two pedals, mounted on a lyre, controlling dampers and keyboard shift. Serial number 9595 Length 229cm, width 124.5cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 39.5cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 11, (17) G262B. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 8, (17) G262B. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, ill. on p. 87. Provenance: Multiple entries for this piano have been found in Broadwood Porters’ books held at the Surrey History Centre. The earliest of these is of January 22nd 1824 showing that this instrument was from Broadwood’s own hire stock. £4,000 - 6,000 £4,000
98 A grand piano by Chickering, Boston, circa 1870 The rosewood case with foliate carved cheek brackets and twist pattern moulding around the base, pierced music desk. Raised on three heavily carved serpentine legs. Straight strung, metal frame; inscribed on the soundboard: Chickering & Sons, No 35830, Boston. The seven octave and three note keyboard AAA–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Two pedals, mounted on a lyre, controlling keyboard shift and dampers. Serial number 35830 Length 238cm, width 147cm, case height including lid 35cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 16, (38) G294C. £1,000 - 1,500 £1,850
99 A grand piano by Louis Dulcken, Munich, circa 1816 The case veneered with walnut matched panels raised on four square tapered Walnut veneered legs. The nameboard with pen & ink work on a Maple ground inscribed: Louis Dulcken, et fils, Munich. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with bone naturals and stained accidentals. Viennese action. Bichord to e3 and trichord above. Continuous ebonised bridge. Lyre mounted on the front leg stretcher, the latter with four pedals operating bassoon, keyboard shift, moderator and sustain. Length 230cm, width 119cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 34cm. Literature: C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 64. £20,000 - 30,000 £20,000
100 A square piano by Broadwood, London, 1825/6 The mahogany case with ebony inlaid rounded front corners, cross-banded with rosewood and inlaid with ebony stringing. Bobbin-turned moulding running above the skirting, raised on six turned and reeded legs. The curved nameboard veneered in rosewood with foliate brass inlay, and two pierced panels in brass. Two boxwood plaques with the inscription: Patent, John Broadwood & Sons, Makers to His Majesty & the Princesses, Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, London. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Double action with mop-stick over-dampers controlled by the original pedal. Soundboard with divided bridge. Serial number 31476 Width 173cm, depth 67cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 30cm. £100 - 200 £740
101 A grand piano by Broadwood, London, 1814 The mahogany case cross-banded in rosewood with gilt decoration in cast metal running above the skirting and gilt beading in cast metal running vertically. Raised on four turned and reeded legs with brass collars. The keywell veneered in rosewood, inlaid with foliate brass and brass stringing, the nameboard bearing a rectangular boxwood plaque inscribed: John Broadwood and Sons, Makers to his Majesty and the Princesses, Great Pulteney Street London Golden Square. Six octave keyboard CC–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action, trichord throughout. Divided bridge. Two pedals mounted on a lyre, the right pedal divided for controlling dampers separately above and below middle c, the left pedal controlling una corda and due corde. Serial number 6246 Length 248cm, width 114cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 38.5cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 11, (18) G261B. Provenance: Once the property of the Gluckstein family. £4,000 - 6,000 £3,200
102 A portable square piano by Verel, London, 1783 The satinwood case, cross-banded with rosewood and inlaid with boxwood stringing; the lid of mahogany. Raised on a later trestle stand. The keywell veneered in rosewood, cross-banded with satinwood and inlaid with boxwood. The oval boxwood plaque bearing the inscription: No 62, Ludovicus Verel, Londini Fecit, No 2 Great Maddox St Hanover Square 1783. The four octave keyboard FF/GG–f3 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English single action with over-dampers. Serial number 62 Width 99cm, depth 43cm, case height including lid 16.5cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 25, (53) S348V. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 19 S348V. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 30. £1,500 - 2,000 £3,100
103 A grand piano by M. A. Stein, Vienna, circa 1805 The cherry case stained to simulate a tropical hardwood, perhaps rosewood, the lower case sides with a later gilt metal band running below an inlaid fruitwood line, later brass beading to the perimeter of the lid. Raised on four later square tapered legs. The line inlaid nameboard with later applied gilt decorations flanking a white diamond shaped plaque within a gilt frame inscribed: André Stein d’Augsbourg à Vienne. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with bone naturals and ebony capped accidentals. Viennese action with three knee levers controlling bassoon and damper combinations. FF–F Bichord, F#–f4 trichord. Ebonised single bridge. Length 217cm, width 115cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 31cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 11, (19) G266SV. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 8 G266SV. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 48 Provenance: Recorded on Oryx and recorded for the BBC archive. £25,000 - 35,000 £16,000
104 An upright Lyraflügel by Schleip, Berlin, circa 1828 The mahogany veneered case, the silk-backed section above the keyboard in the form of a lyre with seven gilded ‘strings’ running vertically at the centre. The case surmounted by a pair of ormolu mythical beasts flanking an ormolu spray of fruit and foliage. Raised on four scrolling legs with lion’s paw feet to the front. The mahogany nameboard inlaid with geometric stringing bearing an inset plaque inscribed: J. C. Schleip in Berlin. The six and a half octave keyboard DD–g4 with chamfered ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Single bridge, escapement action, with three knee levers operating keyboard shift, bassoon and dampers. Width 120cm, depth 59cm, case height 209cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 29, (99) U422SG. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 22 U422SG. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 94. Provenance: According to Colt reputed to have come from Caernarvon castle. £8,000 - 12,000 £8,000
105 A grand piano by Götting, Vienna, circa 1830 The satin birch case raised on three turned and faceted baluster legs. The nameboard with a white glass plaque within a gilt metal frame inscribed: Johann GÖTTING in Wien. The six and a half octave keyboard CC–g4 with ivory naturals and ebony capped accidentals. Viennese action, bichord to EE and trichord above. Divided bridge. Three pedals, mounted on a lyre, controlling keyboard shift, moderator and dampers. Length 237cm, width 132cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 39cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 12, (21) G268GV with ill. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 11 G268GV and ill. p. 13. Provenance: Regularly used at the Aldeburgh Festival Summer Schools. £1,500 - 2,500 £2,300
106 A grand piano by Broadwood, London, 1794 The mahogany cross-banded case inlaid with boxwood stringing, raised on a trestle stand with four square legs and brass castors. The keywell in satinwood, cross-banded with fruitwood and inlaid with ebony and boxwood stringing. In the nameboard the similarly decorated oval boxwood name plaque inscribed: John Broadwood & Son, Great Pulteney Street Golden Square, London 1794. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English grand action, trichord throughout. Divided bridge. Two pedals mounted on the front legs controlling dampers and keyboard shift. Serial number 737 Length 229cm, width 106cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 34cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 8, (10) G259B. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 8 G259B. Provenance: According to Colt this piano once belonged to the Dukes of Buckingham, and is signed by Broadwood on the underside of the soundboard; November 30th 1794. Indistinctly chalked on base “ .... Mrs Cook and Cover ....” Recorded for the BBC archives, and on Decca. £10,000 - 15,000 £7,000
107 A Claviorganum by Merlin, London, 1784 The mahogany case cross-banded with satinwood and inlaid with multiple fruitwood stringing, on a detachable stand, cross-banded and inlaid in the same manner and raised on four square tapered legs with stretchers, all veneered en suite. The keywell veneered in satinwood, cross-banded in kingwood and inlaid with chevron stringing, the nameboard bearing a circular enamelled plaque inscribed: MERLIN, PRINCES STREET, HANOVER SQUARE, No 2. The five octave keyboard FF–f3 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English single action with over-dampers. The detachable stand containing a single rank of 8-foot stopped wooden organ pipes. The lowest pipe signed: R & W Gray 31st January 1784. The organ is blown by means of a central pedal, but an electric blower is sold with this lot. A hand-stop controls the piano’s dampers, and a true una-corda is obtained by shifting the keyboard towards the player. Further stops allow the piano and the organ each to be played alone or to be combined. Width 153cm, depth 56cm, total height including lid 87cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 31, (119) M514N. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 32. Provenance: Ex Broadwood collection. Exhibited at the ‘John Joseph Merlin – The Ingenious Mechanic’ exhibition at Kenwood House in 1985. £15,000 - 20,000 £20,000
108 A grand piano by Haschka, Vienna, circa 1815 The case, possibly Laburnum, with ebonized skirting and case corners. Raised on four carved caryatid legs. The painted and lacquered convex nameboard probably depicting Ovid’s version of the fall of Phaethon. The front of the damper rack bearing a white plaque within a decorative gilt frame inscribed: Georg Haschka in Wien. The six octave keyboard FF–f4 with bone naturals and ebony accidentals. Viennese action. Single bridge. An ornate lyre mounted on the front leg stretcher, the latter with seven pedals operating keyboard shift, bassoon, dampers, double moderato, moderator and two combinations of Janissary effects. Serial number 113 Length 227cm, width 120cm, case height including lid 31cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 19, (45) G300V. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 52. Provenance: Neupert collection and thereafter the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg. £35,000 - 45,000 £20,000
109 A double-manual harpsichord by Mahoon, London, 1738 The walnut cross-banded and chevron inlaid case with engraved brass strap hinges and similarly engraved flap hinges and S-hooks, raised on a walnut stand with four turned legs. The keywell in figured walnut with geometrical inlay work, with a similarly decorated name batten bearing a rectangular boxwood plaque inscribed: Joseph Mahoon London. The five octave keyboards FF/ GG-f3. Ivory naturals and moulded boxwood fronts, with ebony and ivory skunk-tail accidentals. Dated 1738 on the upper keyboard & 1742 on the lower one, also signed: Broom Smith 1738 on a key. A paper label on the underside of the front lid section giving indications of the registration combinations. Two eight-foot stops, one four-foot stop and a harp stop controlled by four brass-knobbed stop levers. Length 248cm, width 94cm, case height including lid 29.5cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 7, (3) H103M, ill. p. 5. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 7 H103M, ill. p. 5. D. Boalch, Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord 1440 –1840, 3rd ed., p. 499. Provenance: Has been on loan to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg and on display at the Stadtmuseum, Munich. £40,000 - 60,000 £69,000
110 A grand piano by Erard, Paris, 1818 The mahogany cross-banded case with applied cast brass decorations, raised on three turned tapered legs with gilt collars and feet. The maple veneered, rosewood cross-banded and inlaid interior of the fall board inscribed: Par Brevet d'Invention No. Erard Frères. Facteur de Forté-Piano & Harpes du Roi, de ses ménus plaisirs, & de la Cour Impériale de Russie. Rue du Mail No. 13 & 21 à Paris 1818. The soundboard bearing a similar inscription in ink with the addition of the serial number. Divided bridge and retaining the original inner cover of pine. The six octave keyboard CC–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals with a pair of elaborately cast gilt metal cheek brackets. Five lyre mounted pedals operating buff, dampers, moderator, keyboard shift and drum (missing). Serial number 426 Length 205cm, width 112cm, case height including lid and leg blocks 31.5cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 20, (55) G301E C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 66. Provenance: Documented in the Erard Archives held at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, inv. no. #2009.5.42, Element 192, and inv. no. 2009.5.29, Element 41. £10,000 - 15,000 £26,000
111 A square piano by Simpson, London, circa 1780 The case of mahogany with chevron inlay, raised on a trestle stand with four square legs with brass casters. The mahogany inlaid satinwood cross-banded nameboard, with boxwood plaque inscribed: Simpson Musical Instrument Maker, No 15 Sweetings Alley, Royal Exchange, London. The five octave keyboard FF–f3 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English single action with over-dampers, three brass-knobbed hand-stops controlling dampers (divided at c1) and a buff stop. Width 134cm, depth 52.5cm, case height including lid 22cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 25, (69) S346S. £1,200 - 1,800 £1,750
112 An upright ‘cottage’ piano by Broadwood, London 1821 The rosewood case with lavish foliate brass inlay, two turned legs to the front capped with gilt brass collars. Watered silk panel within a gilded moulding above the keyboard. The keywell in rosewood with floral brass inlay, bearing a boxwood plaque inscribed: John Broadwood & Sons, Makers to His Majesty & the Princesses, Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, London. The five and a half octave keyboard FF–c4 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. Bichord throughout, sticker action, two pedals controlling keyboard shift and dampers. Serial number 37 Width 113cm, depth 57cm, case height 125cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 29, (97) U418B. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 20 U418B C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 80. Provenance: An Entry for this piano has been found in Broadwood Porters’ books held at the Surrey History Centre: 29th January 1821 to Mr. Whitehead. £1,500 - 2,000 £1,500
113 A double-manual harpsichord by Shudi & Broadwood, London, 1790 The mahogany cross-banded and line inlaid case and with three gilded metal S-hooks. Raised on a trestle stand with four square tapered legs. Fully adjustable music desk. The satinwood keywell cross-banded with mahogany and line inlaid. The cross-banded name batten with two line inlaid panels flanking a central boxwood plaque inscribed: Burkat Shudi et Johannes Broadwood Patent No 1137, Londini Fecerunt 1790 Great Pulteney Street Golden Square. The five octave keyboards FF–f3 with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals with moulded boxwood fronts. Registration: 3 x 8ft, 1 x 4ft, lute and harp. Two pedals operate the machine and the venetian swell. One brass-knobbed hand stop on the left of the keyboard, and a further five through the nameboard, labelled: Lute >; 4' >; Buff Pull; 8' >; 8' <. Serial number 1137 Length 247cm, width 97cm, case height including lid 37cm. Literature: The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 7, (8) H110SB. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, The Early Piano, p. 44. D. Boalch, Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord 1440 –1840, 3rd ed., p. 625. Provenance: Ex Broadwood collection. Recorded on Decca. £40,000 - 60,000 £40,000
114 A grand piano, school of Stein, probably south German, circa 1785 The cherry case darker stained to simulate probably mahogany, with a geometric inlay line to the case sides and lid. Simple brass mouldings run above the case skirting and around the perimeter of the lid. The nameboard inlaid with satinwood foliate scrollwork. The five octave keyboard FF–f3 with ebony naturals and bone capped stained accidentals. Prellmechanik action without checks, wooden kapsels and hollow headed hammers. Two knee levers lifting the damper-rack independently from bass and treble. Length 181cm, width 94cm, case height including lid 25.5cm. Literature: The Early Piano. C. F. Colt with Anthony Miall, p. 36. The Colt Clavier Collection Golden Jubilee 1944–1981, p. 11, (20) G267SV. The Colt Clavier Collection Silver Jubilee 1944–1969, p. 8 G267SV. Provenance: Recorded on Oryx, and recorded for the BBC archives. Played by Benjamin Britten in 1956 in a BBC concert commemorating the 200th birthday of Mozart. £40,000 - 50,000 £25,000
115 A Koto (Japanese Long Zither) late 19th century/early 20th century A thirteen string Koto, the body in elm, the ends ornately inlaid with brass, ivory and exotic woods. Complete with bench, case, plectra, spare strings and ceremonial geta (clogs). Width 192cm, depth 25cm. £3,000 - 5,000 £1,250
116 Guitar Probably French, with back and sides of Birdseye Maple. The front inlaid with foliate design of mother of pearl. Height 93cm, width 31cm. £800 - 1,200 £640
117 Three Neapolitan Mandolines The first by Stridente (slight damage to the neck and back). The second by Giovanni De Meglio Di Vinc. The third unlabelled. The back of each sectioned in rosewood and boxwood, the fronts of spruce, with scratchboards inlaid in various woods, metals, and mother of pearl. £100 - 150 £150
118 Digitorium A small Digitorium, probably mid 19th century with five naturals. In a mahogany box with hinged top. £100 - 150 £80
119 San-hsien (Chinese three-stringed Lute) Presumed early 20th century with a snakeskin table. Neck 55cm, body 15cm wide. £150 - 250 £150
120 A p’i-p’a (Chinese four-stringed Moon Lute) The case with a carved bat finial (one tuning peg missing). Height 22cm, width 24cm. £250 - 350 £150
121 Banjo An eight-stringed banjo. English, late 19th century with an ornate Tunbridge Ware hoop and unfretted neck. Height 90cm, width 34cm. £1,500 - 2,000 £860
122 Banjo A seven-stringed banjo. English, circa 1880, with drop shaped vellum head and inlaid satinwood neck. The hoop in a triangular design of satinwood, ebony and boxwood. Height 100cm, width 32cm. £800 - 1,200 £1,700
123 Sitar A sitar, probably North Indian, early 20th century. The gourd body and neck inlaid with ivory. Height 127cm, width 33cm. £300 - 500 £130
124 Flute circa 1800 A six keyed boxwood flute by Goulding and D’Almaine, London. With upper C and long F keys. Length 60cm. £300 - 500 £280
125 Charango A four-stringed Charango (fretted lute) with a carved back, from the Andean region of South America. £40 - 60 £40
126 Castanets, recorder and double duct flute A pair of castanets, a dvojnice (Yugoslavian double duct flute) and a modern descant recorder. £20 - 30 £40
127 Rubab A rubab (Afghan waisted short lute) with intricate bone inlay to sides and neck, with carved back, and tuning pegs. Strings missing. Height 59cm, width 16cm. £80 - 120 £140
128 Guitarra A 20th century guitarra (Portuguese long-necked lute) by Arthur d’Alburquerque, Lisbon. The front of spruce with an ornately inlaid rim and sound hole. Height 69cm, width 34cm. £100 - 150 £420
129 Harp A double-action pedal harp inscribed ‘J C Schwieso & Cos., patent, 19 Gt. Marlborough St., London, No. 808’, circa 1850. Eight pedals. Height 173cm. £1,000 - 1,500 £1,550
130 Violin Violin by Schmidt & Co., Saxony; a copy of a Maggini Violin, late 19th century, together with a bow. Two piece back measuring: 14.5cm by 37cm. £200 - 400 £420
131 Violin A violin, possibly German, circa 1900. One piece back, together with a bow. Back height: 36cm. £60 - 100 £120
132 Zither A German zither by Tiefenbrunner, dated 1876. Rosewood with five melody strings and twenty six accompaniment strings. In a padded case with spare strings, plectrums, music and letters relevant to the instrument. Height 31cm, width 50cm. £50 - 100 £80
133 A miscellaneous collection of early action parts Together with four turned and reeded legs with brass castors, music desk, and a homemade instrument. £40 - 60 £250
134 Strings etc. A large collection of piano wire suitable for restringing early instruments in a partitioned storage cabinet. £100 - 150 £240
135 English Guitar An English guitar, London, circa 1770, by Charles & Samuel Thompson. Two piece back, front with pierced brass sound hole and tortoise-shell fretted neck. Height 69cm, width 30cm. £600 - 800 £1,400
136 Barrel Organ A Holland Barrel Organ, Sutton on Trent, Newark, Notts., Late 18th Century. In a mahogany case on slender square tapered legs, together with sixteen barrels. £2,000 - 4,000 £6,200
137 Push-Up Player Piano A 65 note push-up player piano, together with a quantity of rolls. Not in working order. £40 - 60 £420
138 Harpsichord & Clavichord Books A quantity of books, mostly about Harpsichords and Clavichords. £80 - 120 £220
139 Books about Early Pianos and Keyboard Instruments A quantity of books, mainly about Early Pianos and Keyboard Instruments. £100 - 150 £420
140 Books about Composers ,etc. A quantity of books, mainly about Composers. £40 - 60 £70
141 Books about Old Musical Instruments A quantity of books, mainly about old musical instruments. £80 - 120 £100
142 Books about the Piano A quantity of books, mainly about the construction and playing of the piano-forte. Estimate: £30 - 60 (plus 24% BP) £30 - 60 £200
143 Ancient Music A large quantity, mostly of 18th and 19th century music, many in bound volumes. £100 - 200 £1,300
144 Ancient Music A large quantity, mostly of 18th and 19th century music, many in bound volumes. £100 - 200 £960
145 Early Music A small quantity of mainly 18th century bound sheet music, including early Breitkopf & Härtel editions of Mozart and Haydn and six voluntaries by Jacob Kirkman. £60 - 80 £3,200
146 Early Piano Tutorials Early Piano tutorials, including Gradus ad Parnassum, Guida Di Musica by James Hook and a 1773 edition of ‘Playing the Harpsichord, Spinnet or Piano-Forte’. £200 - 400 £900
147 Fitzwilliam Virginal Books Volume 1 and 2, bound volumes of the Fitzwilliam Virginal book dated 1899. Published by Breitkopf & Härtel. £40 - 80 £90
148 Name-board Fascia A name-board fascia presumed to be circa 1717, from a virginal. Inscribed ‘Stephanus Keene Carolus Brackley’. £200 - 400 £340
149 Colt Collection LPs A collection of recordings on LPs, of pieces played on Colt Collection instruments. £20 - 40 £260
150 Tuning ‘T’ Hammers and Levers A box of assorted tuning ‘T’ hammers and levers. £40 - 80 £460
151 Sheet Music A quantity of mainly classical 20th century sheet music. £20 - 40 £10
152 Colt Clavier Booklets, etc. A large quantity of Silver and Golden Jubilee Colt Clavier Collection booklets, together with photographs of instruments in the collection, and some miscellaneous books. £20 - 40 £160
153 A moulded and painted life size figure of a Chinaman wearing turquoise and yellow robes, left hand pointing to side, height 175cm, on grey painted square base, 61cm square, height 190cm overall. £500 - 700 £250
154 A scagliola cylindrical column with painted revolving top, plain column and with cream painted moulded base, diameter 37cm, height 119cm. £200 - 300 £300
155 A late 19th/early 20th century Northern European white glazed ceramic and brass mounted cylindrical stove with grey veined marble slab to top and with moulded, reeded and leaf capped cylindrical body and conforming moulded paw feet, diameter 52cm, height 112cm. £200 - 300 £160
156 A late 19th/early 20th century Northern European white glazed ceramic and brass mounted square stove with grey veined marble slab to top, with moulded, reeded and acanthus leaf capped body on conforming moulded paw feet, width 42cm, height 95cm. £150 - 200 £100
157 A late 19th/early 20th century Northern European white glazed ceramic and brass mounted oval stove with moulded reeded body and moulded paw feet, width 56cm, depth 42cm, height 103cm. £150 - 200 £140
158 A Victorian woolwork mixed floral display contained in a cylindrical glass dome, with turned ebonised base, diameter 51cm, height 69cm. £120 - 160 £230
159 Two 19th century taxidermy displays of exotic birds and ferns under oval domes, width 45cm, depth 24cm, height 58cm and width 43cm, depth 23cm, height 63.5cm (dome cracked); together with a cylindrical dome, diameter 23cm, height 52cm. £200 - 300 £380
160 A pair of late 19th century taxidermy displays of exotic birds (large and small) on branches, within bamboo pattern framed and glazed case, width 61cm, depth 18cm, height 84cm. £200 - 300 £10,800
161 A late George III mahogany tray top washstand with triple reeded edges to top and five fitted drawers, on slender turned legs with swept-in undertier and brass castors, width 109cm, depth 51cm and height 82cm. £200 - 300 £100
162 A Victorian rosewood and maple rectangular box ottoman of sarcophagus form with raised maple panels to sides, on bun feet, the lifting lid upholstered in green striped cloth, revealing a fitted drink tray and compartment. £200 - 300 £120
163 A George IV rosewood and brass inlaid adjustable music chair, the curved back with lyre pattern splat, with a circular adjustable seat upholstered in brown hide on turned and brass mounted splayed front legs. £300 - 400 £820
164 A George IV mahogany and ebonised adjustable music chair, the curved back with lyre pattern splat, with circular adjustable seat upholstered in brown hide, on turned splayed front legs. £200 - 300 £520
165 A William IV satin birch and maple adjustable music chair, the curved crest rail and splat inlaid in contrasting timber, with circular adjustable seat upholstered in horsehair, on turned splayed legs; together with a pair of matching drawing room chairs, the seats upholstered in rose cloth, on turned front legs. £300 - 500 £520
166 A late George III mahogany circular adjustable music stool, the seat upholstered in old gold cloth, on turned, moulded splayed legs. £100 - 150 £250
167 A William IV rosewood circular adjustable piano stool, the seat upholstered in buttoned cream cloth on turned, moulded column and swept-in triangular base with carved bun feet. £80 - 120 £360
168 An early Victorian mahogany circular adjustable piano stool, the seat upholstered in old gold cloth, on turned and baluster reeded column, scroll base with scroll toes. £80 - 120 £180
169 Two Victorian walnut circular adjustable piano stools with upholstered seats on turned columns and tripod bases. £100 - 150 £140
170 A 19th century grained metal rectangular ‘X’ pattern stool with nine slats to top and with cast leaf paterae, width 41cm, depth 34cm, height 45cm; together with a 19th century grained wood gout stool, upholstered in horsehair on turned feet, width 61cm, depth 41cm, height 38cm. £100 - 150 £280
171 Two pairs of 19th Century Continental mahogany dining chairs, one with ‘X’ pattern splats, the other with carved splats, both having drop-in seats, on sabre and scroll front legs. £80 - 120 £120
172 Three 19th century Continental yewwood scroll back drawing rooms chairs, the seats upholstered in green cloth, on splayed front legs; together with three 19th century Continental walnut and ebonised drawing room chairs with curved backs and drop-in seats upholstered in green velour. £100 - 150 £50
173 A set of eight George IV mahogany dining chairs with plain wide curved crest rails, moulded uprights and splats on turned and reeded front legs, seats variously upholstered. £600 - 800 £400
174 Henry Thomas Jarman (late 19th/early 20th century English School) Two Oil Paintings Landscape with boughs of tree in river to foreground, signed, canvas width 72cm, height 71cm; Allotment, apparently unsigned, width 63cm, height 71cm. Both painting in moulded frames. £200 - 300 £100
175 18th/19th century Continental School Oil Painting Three quarter length portrait of Cupid holding pan pipes and wine glass, canvas laid on board, width 48cm, height 46cm. £150 - 200 £240
176 Shungyo (19th century Japanese) Coloured Print “Kojo Gohoren - No. Zu” (Emperor’s Procession), c1891, width 35cm, height 68cm, in gilt glazed frame; together with another Japanese coloured print of fire engulfing town, width 54cm, height 99cm. £150 - 200 £50
177 A Victorian cut woolwork and needlework panel depicting two mallards, in a rosewood and gilt box frame with shaped slip, width 41cm, height 41cm; together with another needlework panel depicting map of Ireland, in a glazed gilt box frame width 42cm, height 32cm. £120 - 160 £120
178 A Victorian needlework panel depicting a full length portrait of a young woman within a floral border, in a glazed rosewood frame, width 55cm, length 91cm; together with two woolwork panels depicting floral sprays in glazed frames. £100 - 150 £40
179 Five 19th century coloured lithographs depicting early musical instruments, in glazed gilt frames with rose and gilt mounts. £80 - 120 £110
180 Six 19th century coloured lithographs depicting early keyboard instruments, each in glazed gilt frames with rose and gilt mounts. £80 - 120 £110
181 A Victorian beadwork and needlework banner screen panel depicting lilies and leaves in a glazed frame, width 50cm, height 41cm; together with three other Victorian needlework banner screens, unframed. £80 - 120 £50
182 A rosewood jewel box in the form of a grand piano on five ebonised turned legs, length 29.5cm, depth 20cm, height 16cm. £100 - 150 £260
183 A 20th century Polynesian stone headed war axe with carved hardwood handle, length 98cm. £100 - 150 £60
184 A pair of Chinese bronze two handled vases cast in relief with four clawed dragons, height 50cm; together with Chinese bronze circular bow on dragon pattern stand, diameter 21cm, height 19cm. £120 - 160 £120
185 A Chinese carved soapstone figure of a standing sage; together with a wooden stand, height of figure 37cm. £80 - 120 £720
186 A 19th century Continental walnut commode with angled front corners, four fitted long graduated drawers on a plinth base, width 114cm, depth 57cm, height 101cm. £120 - 150 £100
187 A Victorian mahogany chest with rounded front corners, two short and four long drawers on block feet, width 136cm, depth 61cm, height 115cm. £100 - 150 £40