The Square Piano: Conservator’s Report

· Conservation ·

Purchased by Major George Peter (1779–1861), this 1804 John Broadwood & Sons instrument has remained in the Peter family for generations. A conservation and cleaning project undertaken in 2012 revealed that most of its parts are original and in an excellent state of preservation. Most notably, the instrument has a six-octave compass (with span from DD to d4) unique among surviving Broadwood pianofortes.

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