Custom Designed John Broadwood & Sons Concert Grand Piano

Adorned with exquisite inlay, marquetry and paintings, this custom made Broadwood Concert Grand Piano was designed and decorated by the illustrious firm of "Monblond & Coiffier" and subsequently sold by Trollope & Sons' "Museum of Decorative Art", Lo

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  • YEAR: 1877
  • LENGTH: 7 feet, 6 inches
  • FINISH: Satinwood and Mahogany with exquisite inlay, marquetry and painting
  • STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
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This is one of the most beautiful custom made European Concert Grand Pianos we’ve seen at the Antique Piano Shop. It was built by John Broadwood & Sons, one of the oldest and most renowned piano builders in history.

Because Broadwood pianos have been in constant production for nearly 300 years, records of many Broadwood pianos built over the centuries still exist in Broadwood’s London archives. It is fascinating to learn, via serial number, when Broadwood piano was built, what model it was, what style, wood and finish it had, and where it was originally sold and delivered.

Broadwood’s own records tell us that this piano left the Broadwood factory July 12th, 1877. It was sent to a small firm of artists known as "Monblond & Coiffier" of 27 Castle Street East at Oxford St., London. The artists of Monblond & Coiffier carried out the decorative painted work of floral garlands and dancing figurines on the satinwood case. The newly decorated piano was then returned to Broadwood’s showrooms on September 22, 1877.

Broadwood then delivered the piano to the showrooms of "Trollpe & Sons, Museum of Decorative Art", on October 12th, 1877. Trollpe & Sons was situated in Halkin Street West, Belgravia, a very expensive and exclusive district of London close to Buckingham Palace. The instrument was sent to Trollpe & Sons “on approval” for ten days at no charge, during which time Trollope & Sons sold the instrument to a Mr. G.W. Willet of Brighton. This piano sold new for over 300 British Pounds in 1877, a staggering amount when you consider a typical piano was selling for about 40 British Pounds at that time!

This piano is an irreplaceable part of musical and artistic history. It is being restored to like new condition, inside and out, so that it is a functional and durable musical instrument in addition to a beautiful piece of furniture. The restoration is being done with historical perspective in order to maintain the instrument's unique antique and historical integrity.

INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

Broadwood Manxman Piano Advertisement Turn-Of-The-Century Advertisement For The "Manxman" Arts & Crafts Model Piano Designed By M.H. Baillie Scott, Built By John Broadwood, London
Broadwood Newspaper Article 19th Century Newspaper Article Featuring The John Broadwood Piano Factory, London, Circa 1858
John Broadwood Sales Catalog John Broadwood Sales Catalog, Circa 1897

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