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H5807 Grand pianoforte, timber, metal & ivory, John Broadwood & Sons, London, 1851.. Click to enlarge.

Grand pianoforte, timber, metal & ivory, John Broadwood & Sons, London, 1851.

Made 1851

Grand pianoforte, timber, metal & ivory, John Broadwood & Sons, London, 1851.

Compass six and a half octaves (CC-g’’’’). Straight strung bichord throughout, strings held at one end by tuning pins with rectangular heads and hitched around thick poles in an advanced design at the other. Modern overdamper grand action. Two pedals suspended in lyre-like frame operate conventional damper and una corda mechanisms. Rosewood veneer case.

Summary

Object No.

H5807

Object Statement

Grand pianoforte, timber, metal & ivory, John Broadwood & Sons, London, 1851.

Physical Description

Grand pianoforte, timber, metal & ivory, John Broadwood & Sons, London, 1851.

Compass six and a half octaves (CC-g''''). Straight strung bichord throughout, strings held at one end by tuning pins with rectangular heads and hitched around thick poles in an advanced design at the other. Modern overdamper grand action. Two pedals suspended in lyre-like frame operate conventional damper and una corda mechanisms. Rosewood veneer case.

Marks

Repetition Bichorda Grand Piano.

17942 stamped on music desk.

Dimensions

Height

950 mm

Width

1280 mm

Production

Notes

Built at Broadwood's Horsferry Road works, London & completed on 5/6/1851. "Repetition Bichorda" model

Made

1851

History

Notes

This piano was initially used by Broadwood as a hiring instrument and was hired to Lady Frances Pepys (daughter of the 1st Earl of Cottenham) at her Park Lane residence, London from 24/3/1852 to 13/7/1852.

The piano was described by Broadwoods as a 'Bichorda Patent Repetition Rosewood No. 17942'. On 18/8/1852 it was packed in a deal and tin packing case for shipping to Andrew McCulloch Esq of Sydney at a cost of 105 guineas (comprising the price of the piano plus shipping). This was aboard the ship 'Washington Irving' under Captain John Jones and arrived in Sydney via Port Phillip (Melbourne) on 23/12/1852.

Sources:
(Broadwood Archive, sourced 20/9/1995)
Trove

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1958

Acquisition Date

25 August 1958

Cite this Object

Harvard

Grand pianoforte, timber, metal & ivory, John Broadwood & Sons, London, 1851. 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 16 June 2019, <https://ma.as/244460>

Wikipedia

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