John Broadwood & Sons was the most imported piano manufacturer of the late 18th and 19th centuries in England. He had a strong reputation far beyond its borders. He was in contact with all the eminent musicians who came to London. Haydn, Clementi, Handel and contemporaries. His instruments were very innovative, with 3 string for each note, split bridges for the bass strings, metal bracings, pedals for shifting keyboard (duo or una corda) and split damping. This Broadwood is almost identical to Beethovens grand of 1817. 

Technical data:

  • Inscription: John Broadwood & Sons Makers to His Majesty é The Princesses Great Pulteney street, Golden Square London
  • Compass: 6 octaves (CC-c'''')
  • Keyboard: naturals in ivory, sharps in ebony
  • Pedals: 2: keyboard shift (duo or una corda) - split damper pedal (left bass, right trebble)
  • Dimensions: L 247 cm / W 114 cm
  • Serial number: 5557
  • Chris Maene Collection number: CM 31 205
  • Condition: restored to concert level, Chris Maene workshop 2023
  • Location: 3 - Museum headquarters "Piano's Maene" Ruiselede

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