You are  a person of substance in the late 18th century.  Your wife manages the house and servants and your daughter studies French and Music.  Since you can afford it you have bought a 7ft 6in Broadwood Fortegrand, similar to the instruments the great Romantics would be composing on.

The fortegrand we offered in the September 2015 sale was lovingly restored by the late Donald Adcock and therefore plays just as it would have done in 1798.

Lot 70 Broadwood (c1798)
A 7ft 6in fortegrand piano in a figured mahogany case with boxwood stringing, on a trestle base; compass of 5 1/2 octaves; the fascia bearing the inscription, 'John Broadwood and Son Great Pulteney Street Golden Square, London 1798';  This instrument was fully restored by the late Donald Adcock and is in good playing condition. Property of the late Mary, Lady Verney.  Hammer Price £12,500


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