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The catalogue for our sale on 23rd June 2016 is detailed below.

 

 

Last Sale Details for 15th April 2010

Lot No. Image Piano Estimate
1 Blüthner (c1937) A 5ft 1in grand piano in a walnut case on cabriole legs together with an upholstered duet stool. £2,500 - 3,500 £2,600
2 Yamaha A Model UIH upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,400 - 1,800 £1,500
3 Bechstein (c1911) A 7ft 4in Model C grand piano in a bright ebonised case on turned octagonal legs together with an ebonised stool.This piano was rebuilt by Blüthners in 2006 £6,000 - 8,000 £5,800
4 Schiedmayer (c1895) A 6ft grand piano in a walnut case on turned octagonal legs. This piano has been restored. £2,000 - 3,000 £1,200
5 Stool A piano 'chair' with sloping back. £80 - 120 £140
6 Kawai (c1953) A 6ft grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £1,000 - 1,500 £1,400
7 Blüthner (c1901) An upright piano in a rosewood case. £400 - 600 £250
8 Stool A beige upholstered duet stool on cabriole legs united by a stretcher together with a wooden cased Paquet metronome. AMENDMENT The upholstery is light green not beige. £50 - 70 £130
9 WITHDRAWN Yamaha A Model U3H upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,600 - 2,000 Withdrawn
10 Schiedmayer No 29502 (c1915) A 5ft grand piano in a Chinoiserie decorated green lacquer case on square tapered legs together with a matching stool. (See inside colour illustration) £2,000 - 3,000 Unsold
11 Bechstein (c1908) A 6ft 8in Model B grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs. £1,000 - 1,500 £1,500
12 Yamaha (c1989) A 5ft 6in grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. £2,500 - 3,500 £2,500
13 Bösendorfer A 6ft 8in grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. AMENDMENT Is No 28894 circa 1968 £6,000 - 8,000 £9,800
14 Ibach (c1910) A 5ft grand piano in an Indian walnut case in the Secessionist style with twin carved Corinthian column legs. Double overstrung. £1,500 - 2,000 Unsold
15 Steinway (c1936) A Model V upright piano in a bright flame mahogany case. This piano has been fully restored. £5,000 - 7,000 £6,000
16 WITHDRAWN Kawai A Model BL61 upright piano in a satin walnut case. £1,000 - 1,500 Withdrawn
17 Knight (c1966) An upright piano in a contemporary style walnut case. £500 - 700 £400
18 Bechstein A 6ft 8in Model B grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs together with a duet stool. This piano has been restored. AMENDMENT Is 6ft 6in £2,000 - 3,000 £1,300
19 Yamaha (c2005) A 4ft 11in Model GB1 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. AMENDMENT Is together with a stool. £3,500 - 4,500 £3,700
20 Monington & Weston (c1934) A 4ft 6in Art Deco grand piano in a birdseye maple and ebonised case on tapering slab supports together with a matching stool. (See inside colour illustration) £2,000 - 3,000 £4,400
21 Bechstein (c1898) A 6ft 8in grand piano in an ebonised case on turned octagonal legs. £1,500 - 2,000 £1,150
22 WITHDRAWN Yamaha A Model U3H upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,600 - 2,000 Withdrawn
23 Steinway (c1899) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a rosewood case on turned legs. £8,000 - 12,000 £9,200
24 Harpsichord (c1980) A 5ft single manual harpsichord by Donald Garrod in various fruit woods on an elm stand. £1,000 - 1,500 Unsold
25 Music Cabinet A Victorian rosewood and inlaid music cabinet, the top section with floral decorated panel fitted with a frieze drawer, the lower section with fitted shelves enclosed by a glazed panel door, raised on castors. 56cm wide (See inside colour illustration) £400 - 600 £450
26 Bechstein (c1903) An overstrung upright piano in an ebonised case. £500 - 700 £820
27 Bechstein (c1896) A 6ft grand piano in a rosewood case on turned octagonal legs and an ‘A’ frame. £800 - 1,200 £750
28 Elysian (c1984) A modern style upright piano in a bright ebonised case. AMENDMENT Is together with a stool. £500 - 700 £300
29 Continental An upright piano with a Kastner Wehlau action. £300 - 500 £120
30 Gaveau, Paris (c1924) A 6ft 6in Louis XV style grand piano in a green painted case decorated with floral swags. (See inside colour illustration) £7,000 - 9,000 Unsold
31 Yamaha (c1990) A Model M1J upright piano in a bright ebonised case together with a stool. AMENDMENT Does not have a stool. £700 - 1,000 £920
32 Bösendorfer (c1965) A 6ft 8in Model 200 grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs together with a red upholstered duet stool. £8,000 - 12,000 £10,500
33 Welmar (c1999) A traditional upright piano in a bright walnut case together with a velvet-upholstered duet stool. £1,200 - 1,800 £1,250
34 Schimmel (c2004) A Model 132DT upright piano in a bright mahogany case together with a matching gold velour upholstered stool. £4,000 - 6,000 £4,500
35 Broadwood (c1831) An 8ft early grand piano in a mahogany case with carved scroll cheeks on turned baluster legs. (See inside colour illustration) £2,000 - 3,000 £3,000
36 Yamaha A Model UIH upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,400 - 1,800 £1,500
37 Blüthner (c1890s) A 6ft 3in grand piano in a rosewood case on turned and fluted legs. This piano has been reconditioned. £1,500 - 2,000 £1,050
38 Yamaha (c1990) A 6ft 1in Model C3 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. AMENDMENT Is No E4441284 circa 1987. £4,000 - 6,000 £5,000
39 Cramer (c1890) An oak 'ship’s piano' with a folding keyboard. Supposedly these pianos were designed with a folding keyboard so they could go through narrow cabin doors. £300 - 500 £220
39A ADDITIONAL LOT Stool A buttoned leather, ebonised adjustable stool. £70 - 100 £140
40 Pleyel Harpsichord A 6ft iron-framed double-manual concert harpsichord, in a walnut case on slender fluted legs. (See inside colour illustration) £1,000 - 1,500 £620
41 Kawai (c2002) An upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £800 - 1,200 £1,500
42 Steinway, New York (c1982) A 118cm upright piano in a satin ebonised case. £5,000 - 7,000 £4,000
43 Bösendorfer (c1927) A grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs. £6,000 - 8,000 £5,800
44 Bechstein (c1904) A 6ft 8in Model B Sheraton style grand piano in a mahogany case on dual square tapered legs. £1,200 - 1,800 £1,400
45 Steinway (c1976) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a bright ebonised case together with a stool. This instrument, formerly in the Decca recording studio, has been used for many famous recordings. £22,000 - 28,000 £27,000
46 Yamaha (c2007) A Model CPV309 digital grand piano in a bright ebonised case together with a matching stool. £2,000 - 3,000 £2,800
47 Stools A collection of five various piano stools. £80 - 120 £120
48 Grotrian Steinweg (c1988) A 7ft 4in grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £8,000 - 12,000 £9,500
49 Stool A mahogany and leather upholstered concert adjustable piano stool. £80 - 120 £180
50 Steinway (c1893) A 6ft 2in Model A grand piano in a rosewood and inlaid art case, decorated with musical trophies, floral sprays, garland and ribbon ornament, raised on square tapered legs. (See front cover and inside illustration) £20,000 - 25,000 £22,000
51 Bechstein A recent Model 118 upright piano in a satin beech case. £9,000 - 11,000 Unsold
52 Piano Accordion (c1930s) A Soprani Settiano Cardinal Grand 120 bass piano accordion in the original case. £100 - 150 £110
53 Bechstein (c1890) An upright piano in a rosewood case with an inlaid panel and sconces. £400 - 600 £200
54 Steinway (c1908) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs. £6,000 - 8,000 £6,200
55 Erard, Paris (c1905) A 6ft Louis XV style case with carved apron skirting and ornately carved cabriole legs. Flame walnut in diamond book-matched pattern. (See inside colour illustration) £3,000 - 5,000 £2,000
56 Bechstein (c1890s) A 6ft 6in grand piano in a rosewood case on turned octagonal legs on an ‘A-frame’. £1,200 - 1,800 £1,300
57 Kemble (c2006) A traditional style upright piano in a cherry-wood case together with a matching brown-velvet upholstered adjustable stool. £1,200 - 1,800 £2,100
58 Petrof (c2003) A recent 9ft concert grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapering legs. £20,000 - 25,000 Unsold
59 Yamaha A Model UIH upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,400 - 1,800 £1,300
60 Strohmenger (c1938) A 4ft 2in Art Deco grand piano in a 'half-moon’ design walnut case with macassar ebony details on Art Deco slab legs. (See back cover and inside illustration) £6,000 - 8,000 £5,000
61 Steck An Art Deco upright piano in a walnut and zebra wood cross-banded case £1,000 - 1,500 £500
62 Knight (c1942) A 4ft 2in grand piano in a yew wood case on square tapered legs. £1,500 - 2,000 £750
63 Erard (c1905) A 5ft 11in grand piano in a fiddleback mahogany case on dual square tapered legs. £700 - 1,000 £700
64 Blüthner (c2007) A traditional style Model B upright piano in a satin cherry wood case together with a matching adjustable stool. £6,000 - 8,000 £6,800
65 Steinway (c1937) A 5ft 1in Model S grand piano in a bright mahogany case together with a matching blue-upholstered stool. This piano was rebuilt in 1999 by Jaques Samuel Pianos. £12,000 - 16,000 £16,000
66 Blüthner (c1897) A 6ft 3in grand piano in a rosewood case on turned and fluted legs £800 - 1,200 £500
67 WITHDRAWN Yamaha A Model U3H upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,600 - 2,000 Withdrawn
68 Danemann (c1970s) A 6ft 6in grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £500 - 700 £300
69 Ritz A 5ft grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs. AMENDMENT Is in a mahogany case. £600 - 800 £200
70 Aeolian Grand Orchestrelle A rare pedal 'organ' 58-note player orchestrelle together with approximately 86 rolls. This instrument is in working condition and comes with a stool. (See inside colour illustration) £800 - 1,200 £1,600
71 Yamaha (c2004) A Model C3 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs together with a matching adjustable black-upholstered stool. £7,000 - 9,000 £11,500
72 Challen (c1960s) A 9ft 6in concert grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs on an ‘A-frame’. £1,500 - 2,500 £500
73 Steinway (c1926) A 6ft 5in pedal-electric Duo Art grand piano in a mahogany case on dual square tapered legs. £8,000 - 12,000 £5,000
74 Duo Art Rolls Approximately 112 Duo Art rolls and one test roll. £400 - 600 £420
75 Bechstein (1890s) A 6ft 6in grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs. £1,200 - 1,800 £700
76 Harpsichord by Knud Kaufmann (c1973) A double-manual harpsichord based on a reconstruction of a Ruckers' instrument. The ox-blood painted case, with painted fascia board decorated with floral and geometrical ornament and internal lid with floral and bird panel, raised on turned legs united by stretchers. £4,000 - 6,000 £2,700
77 Welmar (c1991) An upright piano in a traditional style bright walnut case together with a matching dralon-upholstered stool. £800 - 1,200 £1,000
78 Steinway (c1899) A 5ft 10in 85-note Model O grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs. £5,000 - 7,000 £5,200
79 Yamaha A Model UIH upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,400 - 1,800 £1,200
80 Erard (c1935) An upright buffet-piano in an Art Deco case that looks like a sideboard when closed and opens to reveal a piano inside. Veneered in mahogany with nickel-plated edging. (See inside colour illustration) £600 - 800 £850
81 Yamaha (c1983) A 5ft 3in Model G1 grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. £3,000 - 4,000 £3,000
82 Blüthner (c1935) A 5ft 1in grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs. £2,500 - 3,500 £4,200
83 Stools A collection of five various piano stools. £80 - 120 £120
84* Steinway No 310026 (c1942) A 5ft 1in Model S grand piano in a bright ebonised case. This piano has a cracked frame and is sold as found. VAT ON THIS LOT £2,000 - 4,000 £4,200
85 Broadwood (c1797) A square piano in a mahogany and crossbanded case raised on later turned legs. (See inside colour illustration) £300 - 500 Unsold
86 WITHDRAWN Yamaha A Model U3H upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,600 - 2,000 Withdrawn
87 Steinway (c1922) A 6ft 2in Model A grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs. AMENDMENT Is a 5ft 10in Model O grand piano. £6,000 - 8,000 £6,800
88 Bechstein (c1937) A 4ft 7in grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £3,000 - 4,000 £4,200
89 Steinway (c1911) A Vertegrand upright piano in a rosewood case. AMENDMENT Is in an oak case £1,500 - 2,000 £1,500
90 Broadwood (c1911) A 5ft rare and unusual small grand piano. Designed by Bertha Broadwood and made expressly for her. Mahogany case in 18th C style with trestle base. 6 1/2 octaves. (See inside colour illustration) £3,000 - 5,000 Unsold
91 Brinsmead (c1974) A 4ft 8in grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £1,000 - 1,500 £780
92 Steinway (c1923) A 6ft 2in Model A grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs. £6,000 - 8,000 £8,600
93 Danemann A grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £500 - 700 £200
94 Yamaha A Model U3H upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,600 - 2,000 £1,800
95 Steinway (c1927) A Model K upright piano in an oak case. This piano was reconditioned by Steinway in 1977. £4,000 - 6,000 £2,500
96 Monington & Weston (c1937) A 4ft 11in Art Deco grand piano in a satin walnut and crossbanded case on inverted 'skyscraper' legs and together with a matching stool. £1,000 - 1,500 £1,100
97 Blüthner (c1888) A 6ft 6in grand piano in a re-polished ebonised case on square tapered legs. £1,000 - 1,500 £500
98 Boston (c1999) A 5ft 2in Model GP156 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs together with a matching stool and a piano cover. £6,000 - 8,000 £7,200
99 Bechstein A Model 9 overstrung upright piano in a rosewood case together with an adjustable stool. £400 - 600 £520
100 Andreas Christensen An upright piano after the style of Poul Henningsen in a mahogany case with louvre panels. (See inside colour illustration) £1,500 - 2,000 £880
101 Schimmel (c1987) A Model 112 upright piano in a mahogany case together with a red-upholstered adjustable stool. £1,000 - 1,500 £2,500
102 Steinway (c1938) A Model Z upright piano in a mahogany case. £2,000 - 3,000 £2,500
103 Bechstein (c1926) A 6ft 8in grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. This piano has been restored. £2,500 - 3,500 £3,200
104 Stools A collection of five various piano stools. £80 - 120 £140
105 Steinway (c1899) A 7ft 5in Model C grand piano in a rosewood case on turned fluted and carved legs. £10,000 - 15,000 £10,000
106 Broadwood (c1820s) A square piano in a mahogany case on turned slender legs. £400 - 600 Unsold
107 Yamaha (c1978) A 5ft 7in Model G2 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs £2,500 - 3,500 £3,800
108 Steinway (c1905) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs together with an embroidered mahogany stool. £7,000 - 9,000 £12,000
109 Petrof (c1997) A traditional style upright piano with cabriole front supports in a bright walnut case together with a blue-upholstered matching stool. £1,500 - 2,000 £1,500
110 Strohmenger (c1933) An Art Deco ‘Ships Piano’ with folding keyboard with original matching stool. Flame Walnut. (See inside colour illustration) £1,200 - 1,800 £1,000
111 Bechstein, London (c1935) A 4ft 10in grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £2,500 - 3,500 £2,500
112 Bechstein (c1900) A 6ft 8in Model B grand piano in a bright ebonised case together with a leather upholstered stool. This piano has been fully restored. £6,000 - 8,000 £8,500
113 Goebels Harpsichord A double-manual harpsichord in a walnut case; seven pedals £800 - 1,200 £500
114 Samick (c1986) A 5ft grand piano in a bright walnut case together with a matching stool. £1,000 - 1,500 £1,600
115 WITHDRAWN Kawai A Model BL61 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,000 - 1,500 Withdrawn
116 Bechstein (c1958) A 5ft 11in Model M grand piano in a walnut case on square tapered legs together with a matching round stool. AMENDMENT Is a 5ft 6in Model L grand piano. £4,000 - 6,000 £7,800
117 Kaps (c1880) A 6ft 3in grand piano in a walnut case on turned octagonal legs. £1,000 - 1,500 £520
118 Yamaha (c1986) A Model C108N upright piano in a bright mahogany case. £600 - 800 £1,050
119 Stool An adjustable piano stool. £60 - 80 £120
120 Blüthner (c1966) A 7ft 4in grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £5,000 - 7,000 Unsold
121 Bechstein (c1939) A 4ft 8in Model L grand piano in a bright mahogany case. This piano has been fully restored. £6,000 - 8,000 £7,000
122 Yamaha (c1985) A Model U3 upright piano in a bright ebonised case together with a matching stool. £1,500 - 2,000 £1,200
123 Blüthner (c1893) A 6ft 2in Aliquot strung grand piano in a re-polished satin ebonised case on turned octagonal legs. £1,000 - 1,500 £580
124 Blüthner (c1907) An overstrung upright piano in a rosewood case. £600 - 800 £1,200
125 Bechstein (c1893) An upright piano in a burr walnut case. £700 - 1,000 £780
126 Blüthner (c1903) A 6ft 3in grand piano in a rosewood case on turned and fluted legs. £1,200 - 1,800 £2,000
127 Yamaha A Model U3H upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,600 - 2,000 £1,750
128 Bechstein (c1903) A Model 9 upright piano in a rosewood case together with a stool. £700 - 1,000 £1,100
129 WITHDRAWN Yamaha A Model U3H upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,600 - 2,000 Withdrawn
130 Steinway (c1893) An old style 6ft Model A grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs together with an upholstered stool on cabriole legs. £5,000 - 7,000 £4,800
131 Bechstein (c1913) A 6ft 6in grand piano on dual square tapered legs. This piano has been fully rebuilt and restored. £3,000 - 5,000 £4,200
132 ADDITIONAL LOT Steinway (c1925) A Model K upright piano in a mahogany case. £2,500 - 3,500 £3,400