INTERNATIONAL REGISTER OF
SURVIVING GRAND PIANOS
MANUFACTURED BY
JOHN BROADWOOD AND SONS
1787-1837

This list of 281 instruments has been compiled from recent sightings rather than from old publications, so hopefully all of these pianos still survive. The objective of the list is to be able to locate the instruments for research. BEWARE; survival rates do not correspond with manufacture: eg 61/2 Octave instruments were being built in 1811, but no survivors have yet been found earlier than 1820.

PLEASE SEND ME ANY CORRECTIONS OR ADDITIONS. Please send as much information as possible - especially date and serial number and address of present owner. Dates are to be found either on the nameboard inscription, or in ink on the wrest-plank at the treble end. Serial numbers are usually found in ink on the wrest-plank at the bass end, stamped on the rear of the music desk and top of the lyre or top of front rail of stand: occasionally on the inside of the casewall under the wrest-plank in pencil.

Addresses are, for security, kept on a card index, and those of privately owned instruments will not be revealed without permission.

Where there is no entry under country, the address is unknown.

A star in the first column indicates the instrument has been inspected by the author.

Dates are from the instrument or are date of delivery. Dates in Italics are not confirmed.

The Broadwood Company Archives survive in the Surrey History Centre Woking. From 1819 they are indexed, so finding an entry is fairly easy.
I have included some dates of delivery for post 1819 pianos. I have used UK convention - 3/4/19 is 3rd April 1819

This register was originally compiled over some 25 years with the generous help of Margaret Cranmer and many others by David P Hunt.

I have cross referenced this list to some of the entries in the book 'Makers of the Piano' by M N Clinkscale; see column 4.

I am now about to cross-reference to and update from "Clinkscale online" which is now a significant updating of the original book. There would appear to be many instruments on this website which are not listed on Clinkscale and vice-versa. The Clinkscale online CEP number is in the final column. The website Clinkscale Online is now being run by John Watson.

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Serial Number Date Octaves Clink
scale
Owner Country Clinkscale Online CEP No
 *  69 1787 5      3 Private Collection UK
 * ? 1787 5    
Private Collection UK

141? 1787 5


Private Collection UK
* 208 1787 5

1 Colt Collection Bethersden UK

258 1787 5


Sotheby Dec 85 lot 40


274 1787



Ex Colt?



1789



Private Collection CA? USA


1790 5


Sotheby Lot 46 17 Dec 1997


309 1791 5

6 Private Collection (317 326?) USA

313 1791 5


Private Collection UK

355 1792







376 1792 5


Private Collection USA
* 378 1792 5


Christies Mch 1994 Lot 1


391 1792 5


Private Collection NL

400? 1792
5?





417 1792 5


Private Collection NL

442 1792
51/2

Old Finchcocks Catalogue


452 1792 5

5 Metropolitan Museum New York USA

490 1792 5

7 Private Collection UK

515 1793







518 1793
51/2




* 521 1793
51/2
8 Private Collection UK

534/6? 1793
51/2

(ex Benton Fletcher Coll'n )


539 1793



Private Collection


567 1793








1794
51/2
10 Wurttembergisches Museum Stuttgart D

292 1794
5
9 Musical Museum, Brentford /Holdenby House UK

599 1794
51/2
14 Bowes Museum Durham UK

600 1794


13 Royal Northern College Music Manchester UK

681 1794

6?




715 1794
51/2
15 Smithsonian Washington USA

723 1794 5



D?
* 737 1794
51/2
16 Colt Bethersden UK


1795


18 Museum Hist d'Argenteuil Can

816 1795 5



Private Collection USA

818? 1795
51/2
17 Schubert Club Minnesota USA

848 1795







875 1795
51/2

Private Collection UK

924 1795
51/2

Private Collection USA
     1796    51/2      Private Collection  UK
*
1796

6 21 "Godoy". Museum of Fine Art Boston USA

753 1796


19 Private Collection Austria

888 1796



Private Collection Ireland UK
* 937 1796 5


Bath University UK
* 946 1796
51/2

Private Collection UK
* 969 1796
51/2

Private Collection Ir

994 1796
51/2
20 Sotheby March 89 lot156


1045? 1796
51/2
22 BROADWOOD? USA
* 1083 1796
51/2

National Trust UK

1100 1796
51/2





1112 1797

6?
Private Collection UK

1119 1797






* 1136 1797
51/2
24 Colt Collection Bethersden UK

1137 1797
51/2

Private Collection UK

1193 1797
51/2
23 Stiftelsen Stockholm Swe

1214




Private Collection USA

1245/6? 1798
51/2
25 Private Collection USA
* 1279 1798

6 29 Inst of History of Art Albany NY USA

1300 1798
51/2
26 Music History Museum Budapest Hun
* 1317 1798
51/2
28 Private Collection D

1321 1798
51/2
27 Private Collection D

1325 1798
51/2

Private Collection D

1388 1798
51/2

Private Collection Sp

1409 1798
51/2


USA?
* 1442 1798
51/2

Private Collection UK

1555 1799



ex E Ripin

* 1561 1799
51/2

Sotheby Nov 98 Lot 102 UK
* 1584/34? 1799
51/2
30 Royal College of Music London UK

1622 1799






* 1627 1799
51/2

Private Collection UK


1800


33
UK

1594 1800
51/2
31 Private Collection USA

1796 1800
51/2

Private Collection USA

1809 1800
51/2

Private Collection USA
* 1815 1800
51/2
34 Colt UK

1928  1801   51/2     Private Collection UK

1981 1801
51/2

Stanway House UK
* 1983 1801
51/2

Private Collection UK

2015 1801



Private Collection USA
* 2087 1801   51/2      Private Collection UK

2164 1801
51/2

Private Collection UK
* 2200 1801
51/2

Private Collection UK
* 2204 1801
51/2
35 Finchcocks Goudhurst UK

2222 1801
51/2

Private Collection D
* 2265 1802
51/2

Private Collection UK

2343 1802
51/2

Private Collection Swe
* 2355 1802

6
Private Collection UK

2429 1802
51/2

Sotheby Nov 94 Lot 163

* 2443 1802

6
Private Collection N Ireland UK

2484 1802



ex Ripin



1803
51/2

Christies 22 Nov 77


2526 1803
51/2
36/7 Private Collection Austria
* 2624 1803
51/2
38 Private Collection UK

2675 1803
51/2

Mallams Auction July 96



1804
51/2
41 Westdeutscher Rundfunk Cologne D


1804
51/2

Private Collection UK

2524 1804
51/2

Christies 21 Nov 83


2725 1804



Music desk only!


2741 1803
51/2

Private Collection UK
* 2804 1804
51/2
39 Sotheby Nov 89 lot 187


2805 1804







2816 1804



Private Collection Wien

2842 1804

6
Private Collection USA

2844 1804
51/2

Sotheby May 77 lot 379


2845 1804



Private Collection

* 2851 1804
51/2

Hochschule Music, Linz A

2861 1804



Private Collection UK
* 2894 1804
51/2

Sotheby Oct 99 Lot 70

2970 1804   51/2      Private Collection USA 
* 3027 1804
51/2
40 Museum of Fine Art Boston USA


1805
51/2
46?




1805
51/2

Sotheby Nov 96 Lot 43 Broadwood?



1805

6 FF-f 42 Ringve Museum Trondheim Nor

2975 1805

6 FF-f 45 Doddington Hall UK
  3048 1805         Music Museum Stockholm SW 

3098 1805
51/2

Private Collection UK

3140 1805

6

Private Collection USA
* 3174 1805
51/2

Royal Academy of Music UK

3186 1805
51/2

Sotheby May 81 lot 521


3206 1805
51/2
43 Private Collection USA
  3228 1805   51/2     Private Collection Swe
* 3241 1805
51/2

Sotheby Dec 91 lot 121

* 3242 1805
51/2

Private Collection UK
* 3251 1805
51/2
44 National Trust UK
* 3356 1805
51/2

Private Collection UK


1806
51/2

Sotheby Apr 83 lot 154



1806
51/2
52 Same as Clinkscale No 51? USA

3360 1806
51/2
47 Schubert Club? USA
* 3378 1806
51/2
48 Private Collection Switz
  3404 1806   51/2     Private Collection  F?

3448 1806
51/2
49 Private Collection USA

3500 1806
51/2
50 Museum of Art Columbia SC USA

3541 1806
51/2
51 Col Williamsburg Fdn Va USA

3585 1806






* 3597 1806
51/2
53 Colt Bethersden UK

3610 1807
51/2
54 Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Austria

3694 1807
51/2

Private Collection NL

3717 1807







3806 1807



Vienna? Aus

3890 1807
51/2
55/7 D Leigh E Music May 87


3891 1807
51/2

Private Collection UK
* 3992 1807
51/2

RAM CCT Hatchlands UK


1808
51/2
64 GNM Nurnberg D


1808
51/2
66 Edward Dean Museum CA USA

3908 1808
51/2

Private Collection USA
* 3926 1808
51/2
60 Private Collection UK

3936 1808

6
RIAM Dublin Ir

3941 1808
51/2





3979 1808
5

Philips Apr 97


4029 1808
51/2




* 4030 1808

6 58 Horniman Museum London UK

4032 1808
51/2
63 Metropolitan Museum New York USA

4034 1808
51/2
59 Private Collection USA

4037 1808






* 4050 1808
51/2
61 Colt Bethersden UK
* 4099 1808

6 62 Private Collection UK

4100 1808
51/2
77 Private Collection UK

4101 1808
51/2

Private Collection USA

4113 1808






* 4295? 1808
51/2

Private Collection UK

4304 1808



Private Collection USA

4332/92 1808

6
ex Finchcocks UK

4448 1809
51/2

Private Collection UK

4529 1809
51/2

Private Collection F

4553 1809

6
Private Collection Can


1810

6 71 Ann Arbor MI USA


1810
51/2
70 Henry Ford Museum Dearborn MI USA
* 4773 1810

6
Private Collection D

4900 1810

6 68/9 Private Collection UK
* 4925 1810

6 67 Colt Bethersden UK

4959 1810

6
Conservatoire Brussels B


1811


74 Huntingdon Galleries WV USA

5034 1811
51/2
73 Smithsonian/White House USA

5170 1811

6 75 Music Dept Stanford Univ CA USA
  5362       61/2   Private Collection AU/lia
* 5557 1812

6
Private Collection UK
* 5586 1812

6
Private Collection UK
* 5587 1812
51/2

Private Collection UK

5600 1812



Private Collection NL

5615 1812

6
National Trust UK

5762


6
Private Collection Aus'lia

5816 1812

6
Private Collection Vienna

5835 1813

6 76 Private Collection USA

5850 1813



Private Collection UK


1814

6 80 ex Mickleburgh Bristol

* 5922 1814

6 78 Private Collection UK
* 6066 1814

6
Japan? J
* 6246 1814

6
Colt Bethersden UK
* 6274 1814

6
Private Collection UK

6546 1814

6 82 Handel Haus Halle D


1815


83



6736 1815

6 84 GNM Nurnberg MIR 1124 D


1816

6 86 Private Collection USA


1816

6 87 Private Collection D
* 6778 1816

6 85 Private Collection UK

6802/8 1816

6? 88 Music Museum Berlin D
* 6838 1816

6
CCT Hatchlands UK
* 6850 1816

6
Private Collection UK

6942 1816

6 89 Williamsburg Coll Va USA

6948 1816

6
Private Collection UK

6966 1816

6 90 Sotheby Apr 87 lot191



1817

6 94 Private Collection D

6995 1817

6FF-f 91 Private Collection Can
* 7023 1817

6 92 Ann Arbor MI USA

7042 1817

6
National Trust UK
 * 7076 1817      6    Private Collection  UK
* 7121 1817

6
Beethoven Haus Bonn D

7252 1817

6
Private Collection UK

7313 1817

6
H-schule fur Music Vienna Aus
* 7362 1817

6 93 "Beethoven" BudaPest Hun

7376 1817







7393 1817



ex Colt? Bethersden

* 7438 1817

6
Private Collection UK
* 7642 1818

6 95 Private Collection? UK

7676 1818

6
Private Collection

* 7678 1818



Private Collection UK

7695 1818



Private Collection UK
* 7895 1819

6 96 Colt Bethersden UK

8056 21/06/19







8066 14/06/19

6 101 Sotheby May 86

* 8074 11/06/19

6 97 Colt Bethersden UK

8155 14/07/19

6
Sotheby Nov 79 lot 162

* 8165 26/10/19

6 98 Colt Bethersden UK


1820

6 100 ?



1820

6 102 Kunitachi Coll of Music Tokyo J
  8258       6   Private Collection Austria

8341 27/06/20







8347 1820

6
Private Collection F

8382 1820

6 FF-f
National Trust. UK

8525 09/08/20

6 FF-f 99 Manskopfsches Museum Frankfurt D

8553 25/10/20

6
Sotheby Nov 92 Lot 455


8564 23/02/21



Private Collection


8569 17/03/21

6
Private Collection USA

8655 09/05/21

6 103 Furman Univ SC USA

8721 02/04/21

6
Philips 1999 J
* 8948 21/12/21

6
Colt Bethersden UK
  8967 3?/02/22     6 FF-f    Private Collection UK

9059 16/05/22

61/2
D Leigh E Music Nov 90


9197 03/12/22

61/2
National Trust UK
* 9210 28/08/22

61/2
Private Collection UK

9248 08/11/22

61/2
Music Academy,Moss,Norway N
* 9260 22/05/23

61/2
Private Collection UK
* 9356 25/01/23

61/2
Finchcocks Coll'n UK
* 9595 22/01/24

61/2
Colt Bethersden UK

9614 03/03/24

61/2
Private Collection


9644 09/01/24

61/2
Sotheby Jun 78 Lot 59 Switz

9876 25/06/24




USA?
   9951  18/02/25          Private Collection Chile  

10343 05/07/25

61/2
Private Collection NL

10416 10/09/25








1826

61/2
GNM Nurnberg D


1826

61/2
Royal Northern College Music Manchester UK

10497 04/04/26



Private Collection UK

10723 04/03/26

61/2
Sotheby March 80 lot 287


10829 15/12/26

61/2
ex Colt Sotheby 95



1827



Private Collection NL

10991 12/03/27

61/2
Sotheby May 86 lot 135


11118 14/04/27

61/2
Private Collection Tasmania

11186 04/05/27

61/2
Metropolitan Museum New York USA

11221


61/2
Private Colln Austria
* 11301 13/09/27

61/2
Colt Bethersden UK

11400 21/11/27



Private Collection Ireland


11733 13/02/29

61/2
Private Collection UK

11750 Nov/28

61/2
Private Collection UK

11815 13/12/28



Private Collection UK

11909 1830

61/2




11917 20/03/29







12013/5 09/05/29



Morley London (1981)

* 12080 1830

61/2
Private Collection UK
  12105  1829     61/2   Private Collection USA

12127 18/11/29

61/2
Sotheby Nov 75 lot 59

* 12245 02/04/30

61/2
Private Collection UK

12317 21/05/30

61/2
Private Collection F?


12800 26/11/31






  12915 04/04/32     61/2   Private Collection USA 
  12970       61/2   Philips Auction July '00  


1832



Colt


13346 21/02/34







13589 02/05/35

6?
Private Collection


13723/37 03/08/35

61/2
Private Collection UK
* 14305 10/10/37

61/2
Private Collection F

INDEX