Latest revision: 26 July 2014

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The pretty piano shown above has been restored recently in our workshop. It is something of a rarity - an eighteenth-century piano made by Pierre Garnier in Bordeaux. More information [Further information added 16 July 2014]

Recently added: It is very rare for any 18th century piano to be linked positively with the original owner. But see left column 'Mrs Northey's piano' for a feature on a special instrument specifically mentioned in John Broadwood's own Journal.


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