A 1905, Brinsmead upright piano with a polished, black case and central panel featuring a crystoleum image of a Classical scene. The brass candlesticks are in a scrolling whiplash design. Piano has an eighty-five note keyboard and two pedals. The Crystoleum depicts an Arcadian image of figures queueing in line around a well, as others recline nearby. The central figure, stands mournful, dressed in black waiting to fill the urn resting at her feet. Behind her, women in billowing dresses, carry an urns atop their heads on route to the well. In the foreground, a cross-legged, elderly woman spins yarn, beside her, three male onlookers watch the women go by. An inquisitive baby sits on its sleeping mother's knee, playing with her father's face.
A Crystoleum is a photographic format that appeared in the 1880s and was a popular format up to the Great War. The process of crystoleum was a method of applying colour to an albumen print made of silver particles which was then pasted face down to the inside of a concave piece of glass. Once the adhesive was dry, the paper backing of the print was rubbed away, leaving only the transparent emulsion on the glass. The image was then coloured by hand, using oil paints. Another piece of glass was added to the back and this could also be coloured by hand. Both pieces of glass were bound together creating a detailed image. The process was derived from the 18th century mezzotint process. Many examples have not survived owing to their fragile nature.
John Brinsmead and Sons was a British piano manufacturer founded in 1836 by John Brinsmead and his elder brother Henry. The company gained a reputation for building expensive, well made pianos, and its products were exported across Europe. In recognition of exhibits in the Paris Exhibition of 1878, John Brinsmead was awarded the Legion of Honour by the French government. In 1883, the company gained the right to place "Pianoforte Makers to HRH the Prince of Wales" on their pianos. The firm became a private limited company in 1900. The company was purchased by J.B. Cramer & Co. in 1921, which made pianos under the name John Brinsmead Ltd; this company was purchased by Kemble & Co in 1960.
Crystoleum, Brinsmead Upright Piano Walkaround 4k
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This upright piano carpet is specially designed to protect your upright piano from rising hot air produced from underfloor heating. Also provides excellent damp resistance. Reduces noise levels. Reduces the need for castor cups. Available in black in 2 sizes to suit modern or traditional style upright pianos.
Standard 151cm x 58cm - £160.00
Small 151cm x 34cm - £160.00
Add To Your Order: Castor Cups in Black, Beech, Laurel or Rubber
Castor cup. Sold individually. Available in 45 mm, 70 mm and 100 mm diameters in either black, beech, laurel or rubber
45mm - £7.25
70mm - £8.75
100mm - £12.25
Add To Your Order: Castor Cups in Chrome or Brass
Castor cup. Sold individually. Available in 40 mm and 80 mm diameters in either chrome or brass
40mm - £18.25
80mm - £33.25
Add To Your Order: Castor Cups in Glass
Castor cup. Sold individually. Available in 55 mm in glass. This cup will raise the piano by approximately 2.5 cm
55mm - £18.25
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Nylon proofed upright piano cover made from 4 oz PU coated nylon with a water repellent finish. Available in black only
Add To Your Order: Basic Cotton Upright Piano Cover
Basic cotton upright piano cover. This cover acts as a dust cover only. Available in black, conker brown and olive green
Add To Your Order: Vinyl Fleece Lined Upright Piano Cover
Vinyl fleece lined upright piano cover made from leather-look vinyl with a soft fleece lining. Perfect protection for your piano. Wipe clean. Available in black and brown
Add To Your Order: Heavy Cotton Proofed Upright Piano Cover and Fleece Lining
Heavy cotton proofed upright piano cover with bonded protective fleece lining. Ideal for home use. Available in black and tan with or without D Rings
Cover + D Rings £254.00
Add To Your Order: Quilted Grand Piano Cover with Fleece Lining
Quilted upright piano cover. PU coated outer, compressed needle polyester central wadding with protective fleece lining. The fabrics are quilted together with 3 inch vertical quilting and have a water repellant coating. This piano cover is the heaviest weight cover in our range and is popular with schools, colleges and Universities offering a high degree of protection for your piano. Available in black, blue, brown and green with or without D Rings
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