Adam Beyer was one of the most prolific and successful piano makers in London during the 18th century.  Most of his output was in the form of square pianos, instruments which he manufactured to extremely high standards and sold at premium prices to discerning clients.  His workshop was located in Compton Street, Soho, from 1768 - 1800.  What distinguishes his instruments as compared with ordinary pianos by Zumpe and Buntebart, or Pohlman is the marvellous accuracy of the workmanship.  (Full article with kind permission of Michael Cole is in our December 2016 catalogue).
Piano auctions were pleased to be offering in our sale of the 15th December Lot 40 Adam Beyer Square Piano (c1779) in a mahogany case on a trestle base.  The fascia bearing the inscription ‘Adam Beyer Londini Fecit 1779’.  This piano was restored by Andrew Lancaster approximately 15 years ago.  Hammer Price £3,300.

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