Square Piano by Johannes Zumpe 1778
The walnut and inlaid nameboard with a sycamore name plaque,
inscribed in ink :
Johannes Zumpe Londini fecit 1778
Princes Street Hanover Square
The Five octave keyboard FF-f3 with ivory naturals and ebony
capped black stained accidentals.
Three hand stops: Controlling Buff and divided Dampers at c1.
The mahogany case inlaid with ebony and boxwood lines,
measuring 1474 mms x 515 mms (not including mouldings).
Raised on a frame stand with fine square tapering legs.
This extremely rare early square piano by this most important
maker, has been fully restored to good playing condition.
Zumpe’s Square Pianos laid the foundation for the London piano
industry. On 2nd June 1768 at the Thatched House, St. James’s;
Johann Christian Bach gave the first ever documented
public performance on a solo piano, which was one of Zumpe’s