Restoration of a Collard & Collard (late Clementi) square piano

Restoration of a Collard & Collard (late Clementi) square piano

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This is a restoration diary for a Collard and Collard (late Clementi) Square Piano.

Collard & Collard (late Clementi) Nameboard


The Collard and Collard firm descended from Longman & Broderip and then Clementi & Co and was run by the brothers William Frederick and Frederick William. They originally worked with Muzio Clementi and took over the company after Clementi’s death in 1832.

Upon first inspection it was realised that the instrument was in a very run-down condition. The cabinet, the action and the keys were all suffering from many years of use and perhaps misuse. This is going to be a major job to restore the piano back to playing condition.

Collard & Collard Square Piano

The initial task is to remove the action, keys etc for cleaning and to assess the overall condition and determine the work that needs to be done.

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Owner of The Piano Workshop Australia since 2008. I offer repair and restoration of modern, antique and period style pianos, as well as a complete restoration service for player-pianos (pianolas). Along with these services I offer a range of accessories & furnishings to complement your piano, keyboard and music room, these are available to be viewed and purchased through my online store. From 1984 – 2007 Jurjens Music retail business specialising in piano, organ and other keyboard instruments.