Table Grand PianoMade by: John Broadwood, London
Made in: 1854
This piano was totally unrestored and damaged when bought from Paul Downie. The body has been restored by Richard Postel and the missing intricate front panel was cleverly replaced by Klaus Rachuy. However the action is only partly restored so the piano is not playable. This is the same make and model as used in the NZ film “The Piano”. These square or table grands were developed from the clavichord – hence their shape. They were very popular in the drawing rooms of homes in England, Europe and America from 1745 to 1875 when they became obsolete, giving way to the upright and grand piano with their larger soundboards.