This is a very important, historically significant Arts & Crafts upright piano by the English maker John Broadwood & Sons.
This piano was designed by the celebrated architect/designer M.H. Baillie Scott, and is known as the "Manxman" model. These pianos were a part of the Cottage Upright Piano Collection by Broadwood during this era, and they are exceedingly rare today, especially in America. The piano is made of beautiful oak, and all of the hardware is original and intact. Note the amazing functional hinges across the front of the instrument and the delicate original candle sconces inside next to the music holder! The piano has had an older restoration, and it plays exceptionally well. A matching stool is included.
Note: As founder of The Antique Piano Shop, I have personally collected Mission / Arts & Crafts style pianos for over 25 years. I have a great passion for anything Mission / Arts & Crafts, including Craftsman homes, furniture, and accessories. If you are a true Arts & Crafts enthusiast, you will appreciate how impossible it is to find true Arts & Crafts / Mission style pianos in today’s market. Nearly three decades of collecting and preserving these “impossible to find” instruments has allowed me the opportunity to present the largest collection of true Mission / Arts & Crafts style instruments anywhere in the world.
We are proud to offer the serious enthusiast the option of adding an authentic period instrument for their Craftsman home.
- Michael Stinnett, Founder, The Antique Piano Shop, Inc.