| Collard &
Collard Square Piano
Date: Ca. 1844
Serial #: 42931
Keyboard compass: 75 notes 6 1/3 octaves
Key covering: Very good all original ivory with boxwood fronts; all original ebony sharps.
Cabinet: Empire styling with crotch mahogany and rosewood veneer; rounded front case corners. Hexagonal tapered legs with ionic capitals. Nameboard has cutout fretwork grills.
Dimensions: 29 ? x 71 ?, 35" to top of case.
Action: Early English with escapement; overhead vertical type dampers with wires and levers underneath. One single bridge. Iron hitchpin plate on right. Full soundboard.
Beautiful mahogany veneers; will finish up to be a beautiful period piece and a good example of English piano building from this era. Collard and Collard was considered the number two piano builder in England, right behind Broadwood.
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