The Square Piano's appearance and design altered many times throughout its 100-year history, according to the fashions of the era in which it was made. These images provide examples of the major structural and design differences throughout their century.
All instruments have been restored by ourselves unless otherwise indicated.
Zumpe and Buntebart Made in London, 1769. Restored for Finchcocks Museum.
Ganer square piano, circa 1785. Unrestored, private collection.
Made in Paris, 1784.
Private collection, UK.
Broadwood square, 1792.
Private Collection, UK.
Broadwood square piano, 1817.
Restored for the Royal College of the Blind.
Broadwood Square, 1837.
Private client, UK.
Robert & Matthew Stodart Grand Piano, 1790. Private collection, UK.
Broadwood Grand Piano, 1801.
Restored for Temple Newsam House, Leeds.