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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part I

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 349

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY-CASED SPINET

    BY LONGMAN AND BRODERIP, CIRCA 1776

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY-CASED SPINET
    BY LONGMAN AND BRODERIP, CIRCA 1776
    33 in. (84 cm.) high; 75 in. (190.5 cm.) wide
    Together with a George III mahogany revolving piano stool (2)


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    Messrs Longman and Broderip, whose partnership flourished from 1776 to 1798, contracted much of their instrument making to craftsmen such as Baker Harris and Thomas Culliford. The latter signed a related instrument, which bears the date 1780 and was exhibited at the International Inventions Exhibition, London, 1885 (see J. Nex, Culliford and Company: Keyboard Instrument Maker in Georgian London, Early Keyboard Journal 22 (2004) pp.7-47).

    The actress Olga Nethersole (1870-1957) made her stage debut in 1887 and went into management leasing the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1894.

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    Provenance

    The Spinet - Miss Olga Nethersole, C.B.E. (d.1957), Trebarfoote Manor, Bude, Cornwall.
    Purchased by Roger Warner on 25 June 1952.