Thursday 18 March 2021

Do we have the key to open up a good tune? We certainly have the pipes for it!

First used for ceremonial purposes around 900 CE the church pipe organ stands a grand example to its predecessor the pipe organ appearing 1100 years earlier. Pipe organs are not only popular in churches, but they can also be found in concert halls, schools, and even private properties.

The grand instruments use pressurised air to produce sound through organ pipes. The pipes are selected by one or more of the organ keys at a time to create differing pitches and volumes.

We have for Auction a fabulous single owner collection of harpsichords, grand pianos, square pianos, organs, Northumbrian pipes, recorders, guitars and other musical instruments.

To include:

John Broadwood and Sons, London

Robert Morley, London

Robert Deegan, Lancaster

Collard and Collard

Dennis Woolley 

Johannes Morley

Thomas D'Almaine and Co.

The Auction Catalogue will be on-line from 5pm on Friday 19th March.

Boldon Auction Galleries are thrilled to be adding some fantastic organs and other musical instruments into our Antique, Interiors, General and Musical Instrument Sale to be held on Wednesday 24th March at 10am

Did You Know?

A Harpsichord is a keyboard musical instrument in which strings are set in vibration by plucking. It was one of the most important keyboard instruments in European music from the 16th through the first half of the 18th century.


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