The keyboard has ivory naturals and ebony accidentals and the action is the standard type for Zumpe which eventually developed into that of the modern pianoforte.
Square pianoforte by Johannes Zumpe, 1767
© St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments
- Mahogany case
- 81 x 45.6 x 126.7 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,000 ( Total: £4,000)
- Acquired in:
- William Shand Kydd
It is double strung throughout and has two hand-operated levers. The casework is entirely original including the lid and stand. It is the earliest square piano in England in its original condition.
Mrs Freda Shand Kydd, 1995; William Shand Kydd.
Entry detailsFree to all
Tues – Fri: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, last admission 4:30 pm.
Sat: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, last admission 4:30 pm.
Saturdays in August: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, last admission 4:30 pm