Zumpe & Buntebart Square Piano

Type: Square Piano

Collection: Kolthoorn Collection

Manufacturer: Zumpe & Buntebart

Year: c.1769

Geography: London / England

Dimensions (cm): L=49 W=128 H=17

Current location: On display at Huize Kolthoorn

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Additional information

Keyboard width: GG-f3

Pedals: Three hand levers: damper lift and the buff stop

Inscriptions

On the nameboard: Johannes Zumpe et. Buntebart / London Fecit 1769 / Princes Street Hanover Square

Context: Johann Cristoph Zumpe (1735?-1783) was one of the first piano makers in London. He set up his workshop in 1761 where he made harpsichords and square pianos. From 1768-1778 he worked with his partner Gabriel Buntebart, which was the period that this piano was made. This piano is representative of all Zumpe pianos as he only made square pianos.

Literature references: Clinkscale, Martha Novak. Makers of the Piano: 1700-1820. Vol. 1, Oxford University Press, 2006.

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