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Goodbye Chris Hogwood instruments!

Posted by Peter Barnes on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, In : Antique Keyboard Instruments 
The world and their dog are going to Gardiner Houlgate tomorrow morning (12th March) and bidding for 27 lovely instruments. Join the party, meet everyone who is anyone in harpsichords, and help me make sure that nothing goes for less than it should. Prices for 18th century keyboards have been at an all time low but I think they are about to start rising fast!


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Gardiner Houlgate Catalogue for 12th March 2015.

Posted by Peter Barnes on Saturday, February 7, 2015, In : Antique Keyboard Instruments 
Do contact Gardiner Houlgate if you haven't received a copy to the Christopher Hogwood Instruments catalogue yet.
Here is Item 10, a spinet by Handcock, 1732. A lovely instrument, nearly 20 years later than the Keene and Brackley spinet which I have for sale. The guide price (between £8,000 and £12,000 ) plus buyer's  premium of 20% plus Vat, is in line with what I would expect. Some of the other prices (£2,000 to £3,000 for a square Piano by Pohlmann, 1773 restored by Lucy Coad in 2014) s...
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Gardiner Houlgate Auction Sale 12th and 13th March 2015

Posted by Peter Barnes on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, In : Antique Keyboard Instruments 
Details for this sale will be on the Gardiner Houlgate website at the end of February, so in the mean while, it's up to me to keep you posted!
  • Chris Hogwood's instruments are on display at the sale rooms in Corsham. Ring them first to check on viewing before you visit and give me a shout if you would like advice on where to stay in the area!
  • This is the best opportunity you'll have this century for buying a lovely instrument at an affordable price, so don't miss it! The current low prices of an...

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Christopher Hogwood's Keyboard instruments are for sale!

Posted by Peter Barnes on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Antique Keyboard Instruments 
An auction of 26 of Chris Hogwood's keyboard instruments are for sale on 12th March 2015 at Gardiner Houlgate in Corsham, Wiltshire, 10 miles from me. The instruments are already at the sale room and I have seen most of them during the auction last week. There are photos elsewhere on my website.
This is a truly amazing collection of some of the finest keyboards in private ownership and I worry that with so many being sold at the same time there may not be enough buyers to go round. 
I would urg...
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The World's Most Beautiful Spinet!

Posted by Peter Barnes on Saturday, November 8, 2014, In : Antique Keyboard Instruments 

Available today from Peter Barnes Harpsichords.
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Sold, Sold, Sold!

Posted by Peter Barnes on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : Antique Keyboard Instruments 
The Italian Harpsichord, with me since may, has sold. I'm now working to get the English Bentside spinet c.1770 ready for the Early Music Show, Greenwich.
For those with less expensive tastes, I now have a Morley single for £1,100!
The Flemish Zuckermann is doing lots of hirings. Sir James and Lady Galway (Flutes) said they loved it and it's booked in for L'Armonico in Yeovil and something at St Georges Bristol. A perfect hiring instrument!
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Signature discovered under soundboard!

Posted by Peter Barnes on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, In : Antique Keyboard Instruments 
This signature can be seen using my new probe. It is on the underside of the soundboard near the treble section of the bridge.  Further details of this spinet are on my Home Page. An exciting find. 
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