John Broadwood and Son Mahogany Square Fortepiano, London, 1795-1808, satinwood name board with inked maker's mark "John Broadwood and Son Greater Pulteney St Golden Square Patent London 1795," set on stand with casters, ht. 33, lg. 63, dp. 22 in.
Literature: This lot, and others from the same collection, are illustrated and contextualized in Imagining Ichabod: My Journey Into 18th-Century America Through History, Food, and a Georgian House, by Paula Bennett, Bauer and Dean: New York, 2016. Imagining Ichabod is described as a "warm, personal account of life in an eighteenth-century house and the search for its first inhabitants... [which offers] a fascinating glimpse into [the United States'] colonial period and its years as a fledgling republic."
Checked by the Harpsichord Clearing House in 2009, three strings detached, one ivory cracked, age expected wear and sunning especially to top.
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