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Irma Del­port of Pre­to­ria writes I got this pi­ano from my mother who bought it sec­ond-hand in 1945; she be­lieves it was al­ready 25 years old back then. It’s in work­ing or­der but it needs to be tuned. What is its ap­prox­i­mate value? So­phie-Louise Fröh­lich of Stephan Welz & Co. replies Up­right pi­anos don’t hold much value com­pared to baby grand or grand pi­anos. John Broad­wood & Sons, the English man­u­fac­turer of your in­stru­ment, was founded in 1728 by Burkat Shudi. Af­ter his death in 1773, the busi­ness was taken over by John Broad­wood. CIRCA Late 19th cen­tury – early 20th cen­tury VALUE From R2 000 at auc­tion CON­TACT stephan­welzandco.co.za

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