The pretty piano shown above has been restored recently by Michael & Giles Cole. It is something of a rarity - an eighteenth-century piano made in Bordeaux. The maker is Pierrer Garnier, the date 1792. More information
Recently added: a youtube video we've created featuring a Longman & Broderip piano, plus a 1775 catalogue of Longman, Lukey & Broderip, and some photos of Cheltenham, where we are based. Active link, top left.
Also 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 an instrument specifically mentioned in John Broadwood's own Journal.
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