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Catalogue For The December Auction… Got yours?

If you have not ordered your copy of the catalogue for the December auction then drop us an email or call and we will have a copy on its way to you in the morning post.

Including Steinway Yamaha Kawai Broadwood Bechstein Bluthner Chappell Knight and many more…

Saturday 13th December 

Auction opens 12 noon

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December 13th 2014 Auction Insight: Steinway

December 13th 2014 Auction Insight 

Make: Steinway

Model: M

SN: 263714

Year: c.1928

Est: £14,000.00 – £18,000.00

A Steinway Model M in a mahogany satin case raised on square tapered legs. This piano was overhauled by Steinway in 1999 and sold at the Steinway convention of the following year. The work undertaken includes the piano being restrung, new hammers fitted, the action renovated and refinished casework.

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Britannia Piano Auctions Steinway Model M

Britannia Piano Auctions Steinway Model M

Britannia Piano Auctions Steinway Model M

Britannia Piano Auctions Steinway Model M

Britannia Piano Auctions Steinway Model M

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Britannia Piano Auctions Steinway Model M

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The UK central piano auction in Manchester has changed venue and is now held at:

Britannia Piano Auctions

The Auction Room

Left Bank

Spinningfields

Manchester

M3 3ER

It is time to be thinking about the piano for you at the right price

If you have any questions about this auction insight or any other please don’t hesitate to contact us on:

Tel. 0161 977 0075

Email. info@britanniapianoauctions.com

An online listing will be on the website a week prior to the auction. We also have each auction live online where you can register to bid, if you would like details on live internet bidding then please call or email us.

Our fully illustrated catalogue for the December auction is available to purchase from us and is delivered to your door at a cost of £5.00, or, you can request a yearly subscription for £20.00 so you don’t miss an auction.

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December 13th 2014 Auction Insight

December 13th 2014 Auction Insight

Make: Broadwood

Model: Cottage upright piano

SN: 46487

Year: c.1870

Est: £500.00 – £1,000.00

This 7 octave piano completed on 13/6/1871 (written date on key at treble) was a limited edition designed by John Reid for Prince Albert’s memorial that opened just over one year later in July 1872.

This piano has been restored and is finished in an ebony case with brass inlay covering the whole instrument & extra gilt work on the top and bottom panels. This instrument is fitted with Brass sconces

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Tradesmen and foremen who worked for Broadwood Piano Company between 1860’s and 1880’s have stamped their names as the quality control mark on action, keys and cabinet;

Inlay and gilt by: G. Wattson

Carved By: G. Thomas

Cabinet by: W. Fulton

Wrest plank & Sound board by: J. Nerve and F. L. Darling

Keyboard and Action by: Margerv and Seymour

Strings by: G. Thomas and V. Nerve

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

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Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

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The UK central piano auction in Manchester has changed venue and is now held at:

Britannia Piano Auctions

The Auction Room

Left Bank

Spinningfields

Manchester

M3 3ER

It is time to be thinking about the piano for you at the right price
If you have any questions about this auction insight or any other please don’t hesitate to contact us on:
Tel. 0161 977 0075
Email. info@britanniapianoauctions.com
An online listing will be on the website a week prior to the auction. We also have each auction live online where you can register to bid, if you would like details on live internet bidding then please call or email us.
Our fully illustrated catalogue for the December auction is available to purchase from us and is delivered to your door at a cost of £5.00, or, you can request a yearly subscription for £20.00 so you don’t miss an auction.

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Your Piano Room Acoustics

The dimensions and layout of your piano room will undoubtedly have an effect on the overall sound. Have you ever listened to a piano that is too powerful for the room it is in?

Not only can it be deafeningly loud but it will often result in a poor quality of sound. As a rule of thumb larger pianos are built for larger rooms, this is because they possess qualities and characteristics that best present themselves in larger spaces. The mighty sound of a double octave run in the lower end of a concert grand would be lost in a typical houseroom as there is insufficient space for the sound to develop and resonate.

 

 

Remember large pianos are designed to move large quantities of air & produce comparably large sound waves. To do this they need to be housed in an appropriate sized room.

 

What Is The Layout Of Your Room?

The height & shape of the ceiling are important factors to consider, depending on the ceiling the sound that resounds round the room can be different. For example consider speaking loudly in a cathedral and then in a flat ceilinged room, the difference is just as immense when considering a piano in relation to its surroundings. Consider the cladding of the walls whether covered in wood, plaster, thick wallpaper or acoustic tiles.

 

Lots of glass and shutters in a room can produce a hard & indistinct timbre whereas soft furnishings such as wall tapestries or draperies can be used to soften hard sounds.

 

One of the most neglected aspects of a room’s acoustics in relation to a piano is the floor. Is it bare wood, varnished, laminate or waxed? Maybe it is carpeted, the choice is myriad. With wooden floors the sound that is produced in the home can be very strong and overpowering, almost too harsh to be enjoyed. This can often be combated by placing a large rug under the piano to soften the sound.

 

These are some of the most basic factors that you should consider when designing the layout of your music room. However, having done all that is required you may still find the sound does not suit the room or the ears of the listener. This can be due to the quality of the hammers in the piano be they hard or soft.

 

A recent case in point which comes to mind was a medium size piano that was transported to a residential address. The sound that the instrument produced was so colossal & overpowering in the room that a technician had to be called in to ‘soften the blow’ by tuning, regulating & voicing the instrument.

 To voice an instrument is a very specialised job and can involve either needling a hammers felts to alter its consistency or in extreme cases by doping or ironing the hammers to compact the felt and harden them, there by producing a brighter sound.

However please note that this process is not as simple as it sounds and if you believe your piano is in need of such attention then contact an experienced piano technician as it is a very delicate job

 

The list can be endless and very expensive if one becomes carried away with the latest trends of sound control. If you consider the above basic factors you will have a perfectly good music cave to hide out in!

 

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Late Entry For the April Auction: Yamaha G2

This lot was consigned today and is simply a fantastic bargain for anyone:

Make: Yamaha

Model: G2

Finish: white polyester

Year: 1993

 

A 5ft 7 grand piano in a white polyester case raised on square tapered legs.

This instrument is complete with matching stool.

 

Image Yamaha Grand Piano White G2 C2 C3 G3

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Est. £3,000 – £4,000
5th April 2014

 The UK’s central piano auction is in Manchester this saturday, its time to be thinking about the piano for you.

If you have any questions about this insight or any other please don’t hesitate to contact us on:

Tel. 0161 977 0075
Email. info@britanniapianoauctions.com

An online listing will be on the website later this week. However, our fully illustrated catalogue for the April auction is available to purchase from us on the day or by telephone / email and is delivered 1st class to your door at a cost of £5.00      

April Auction Catalogue:

 

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April 5th 2014 Auction Insight No. 4

We are just over a week away from the April piano auction in Manchester. Throughout this week and next we will be showing you some of the pianos that will be on offer in the auction room. And remember if you have never been to one of our auctions then a short & very helpful video guide is available on our website home pageThe video guide explains what you can expect from start to finish when buying a piano in the auction room.

 

Steinway Grand Piano

Model: B

SN: 91245

 

Description: An ebonised model B grand piano by Steinway & Sons. The pedal lyre is finished with two

turned columns and raised on elephant legs.

 

Auction Est: £10,000.00 – £15,000.00

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Britannia Piano Auctions April 2014 Auction Steinway Model B Ebonised

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Britannia Piano Auctions Steinway Model B April Auction Manchester London Crawford Conway Ebonised house Hall

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Britannia Piano Auctions Steinway Model B April Auction Manchester London Crawford Conway Ebonised house Hall

Britannia Piano Auctions: Steinway Model B

With just over a week until the UK April piano auction in Manchester it is time to be thinking about the piano for you.

If you have any questions about this insight or any other please don’t hesitate to contact us on:

Tel. 0161 977 0075
Email. info@britanniapianoauctions.com

An online listing will be on the website later this week. However, our fully illustrated catalogue for the April auction is available to purchase from us by telephone or email and is delivered 1st class to your door at a cost of £5.00

April Auction Catalogue:

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April 5th 2014 Catalogue is £5.00 delivered to your door (1st class)

 

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April 5th 2014 Auction Insight No. 3

Claviano Grand Piano

SN: 026

 

Auction Est: £2,000.00 – £4,000.00

An extremely rare, small grand piano that is finished in an exquisite art case. This unique instrument is reputed to have been built for the songwriter and film star Ivor Novello. This piano spans five and a half octaves and has been strung using bi-chords.

 

A clear front view of the piano:

Britannia Piano Auctions Claviano Art Case Grand Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions Claviano Art Case Grand Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions Claviano Art Case Grand Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions Claviano Art Case Grand Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions Claviano Art Case Grand Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions Claviano Art Case Grand Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions Claviano Art Case Grand Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions Claviano Art Case Grand Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions Claviano Art Case Grand Piano

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Britannia Piano Auctions Claviano Art Case Grand Piano Manchester London Auction

Britannia Piano Auctions Claviano Art Case Grand Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions Claviano Art Case Grand Piano Manchester London Auction

Britannia Piano Auctions Claviano Art Case Grand Piano

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Britannia Piano Auctions Claviano Art Case Grand Piano

 

With under two weeks until the UK April piano auction in Manchester its time to be thinking about the piano for you.

If you have any questions about this insight or any other please don’t hesitate to contact us on:

Tel. 0161 977 0075
Email. info@britanniapianoauctions.com

An online listing will be on the website later this week. However, our fully illustrated catalogue for the April auction is available to purchase from us by telephone or email and is delivered 1st class to your door at a cost of £5.00

April Auction Catalogue:

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