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Garcka square piano mahogany with inlaid case

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George Garcka square piano in mahgoany with inlaid case, satinwood inlaid nameboard with inlaid "Adam" swags, highly original "French" stand c1783-1792 interesting example of pedal registration with buff, damper lift and swell

F to F 5 octave
Tuned to A=415Hz Baroque - not suitable for modern pitch

Garcka built pianos in Rathbone Place 1783 to 1792 and in Wardour Street in 1792

George Garcka was a members of the legenday group known as the "Twelve Apostles", piano makers, many were German born and some were Dutch they were said to have fled to England during the seven year war. They established successful manufactories and produced forward looking designed and technologies which ultimaltely was incorporated into Broadwoods success.

The twelve apolstels :
1 Americus Bakers
2 Frederick Beck
3 Adam Beyer
4 Gabriel Buntebart
5 Christopher Ganer
6 George Garcka
7 John Geib
8 Meincke Meyer (partner of Zumpe)
9 Johannes Pohlmann
10 Georg D Schoene (successor of Johannes Zumpe)
11 Sievers (partner of Buntebart)
12 Johannes Zumpe


164.50cm wide   80.00cm high   58.50cm deep
(64.76 inches wide  31.50 inches high  23.03 inches deep)