Joseph Kirkman Grand Piano Circa 1830s
A period Grand piano by Joseph Kirkman London circa 1830s.
Case made of rosewood , the piano is a Bichord, the last notes in the bass are single strings.
Has been restored and is ready to play.
The Kirkman family were English harpsichord and later piano makers of Alsatian origin, active from the 1770s until the late 1800s.
The Kirkmans began building fortepianos as they became more popular in the 2nd half of the 18th century; apparently Jacob Kirkman had encountered a piano as early as 1770 but the earliest he is known to have made is a square piano dated 1775. The Kirkman firm continued to make grand and upright pianos throughout the 19th century and were taken over by Collard in 1896.