Antique Piano Shop of Tennessee Releases Custom Designed John Broadwood & Sons Concert Grand Piano
The Antique Piano Shop, a restorer and retailer of antique pianos located in Friendsville, TN (20 miles from Knoxville) has recently released a fully restored, custom designed John Broadwood & Sons Concert Grand Piano.
Friendsville, TN, January 25, 2016 (Newswire.com) - The Antique Piano Shop, a restorer and retailer of antique pianos located in Friendsville, TN (located 20 miles from Knoxville) has recently released a historic, custom designed John Broadwood & Sons Antique Concert Grand Piano.
This John Broadwood & Sons Antique Concert Grand Piano dates to 1877, is 7 feet, 6 inches long and features a Satinwood and Mahogany finish with exquisite inlay, marquetry and painting on this unique, one of a kind museum quality piano.
The history of this piano from Broadwood’s records show that this piano left the Broadwood factory July 12th, 1877. It was sent to a small firm of artists known as "Monblond & Coiffier" of 27 Castle Street East at Oxford St., London. The artists of Monblond & Coiffier carried out the decorative painted work of floral garlands and dancing figurines on the satinwood case. The newly decorated piano was then returned to Broadwood’s showrooms on September 22, 1877. Broadwood then delivered the piano to the showrooms of "Trollpe & Sons, Museum of Decorative Art", on October 12th, 1877.
Trollpe & Sons was situated in Halkin Street West, Belgravia, a very expensive and exclusive district of London close to Buckingham Palace. The instrument was sent to Trollpe & Sons on approval for ten days at no charge, during which time Trollope & Sons sold the instrument to a Mr. G.W. Willet of Brighton. This piano sold new for over 300 British Pounds in 1877.
For more information on this antique piano available from the Antique Piano Shop, please visit the Antique Piano Shop website at www.antiquepianoshop.com.