1832 Firth & Hall Forte Piano, New York
1832 Firth & Hall, New York, Square Grand Pianoforte This early square pianoforte has a beautiful mahogany case. Signature on the fallboard: Firth & Hall/No. 1 Franklin Square/New York. Turned and fluted mahogany legs and pedal foot. The original ebony wood and ivory keys are in perfect condition. This charming pianoforte has a very lovely tone, perfect for music from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It will receive a museum quality restoration, preserving the beautiful, original French Polish finish.
John Firth (1789-1864), emigrated from Yorkshire, England around 1810, and was apprenticed to a musical instrument maker in Albany, NY. Firth established a business at 8 Warren Street, in New York City in 1815. William Hall (1796-1874) was also working for an instrument maker in Albany, NY around 1812, before establishing a music business on Wooster Street, New York City in 1820. That year, Firth & Hall formed a partnership. By 1832, they moved their firm to 1 Franklin Square, and Sylvanus Billings Pond (1792-1871) joined the firm. Firth, Pond & Co. also maintained a successful music publishing division, and published most of Stephen Foster's songs.
Price furnished upon request.