J J Hopkinson piano after being restored & re-polished
Before having the old finish (Lacquer) removed, the piano cabinet
(below) is dark brown to black in colour.
After removal of all the old finish we are then in a position to ascertain the quality and colour
of the veneers. We now have to prepare the surface of the wood prior to polishing, to
remove any residual polish & to repair any damage or imperfections etc...
The whole cabinet is then sanded & prepared for the final stage of the process.
Below is the actual colour of this Piano when repolished in a satin finish.
Once we have stripped, sanded and prepared the piano we then apply several coats of
lacquer to the cabinet as seen below, illuminating the true grain and colour of the veneers.
This is a typical veneer found on the majority of traditional pianos (circa 1920) when
the fashion was to have the cabinets finished almost Black as you can see in the first Photo above.
Traditional upright with a medium touch and a mellow tone.
Model: J & J Hopkinson
Colour: Dark Walnut
Year of make: 1920's
Ivory Keys: No
Warranty: 2 Years
Piano Stool: Yes (Adjustable)
Price: £SOLD Restored
Rental: £N/A Monthly
Accessories: Adjustable Stool,
Two year parts and labour warranty.
Height: 115 cm
Depth: 59 cm
Width: 149 cm
Height: 45 1/4 Inches
Depth: 23 1/4 Inches
Width: 58 1/2 Inches
Mellow tone with a Medium touch.
Hopkinson upright piano with a 85 note keyboard & Dark Walnut cabinet.