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D'ALMAINE
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1834

"ALMAINE and CO. 20, Soho Square, beg to announce to their Friends, the Musical Profession, and the Public, that they have opened new and commollous retail shops, retired from their wholesale warehouses, and most respectfully solicit attention to the extensive, Collection of Cabinet, Cottage, Piccolo, and Square Piano Fortes, and every description of Musical Instruments, they constantly have on sale; and to their Catalogues, which will be found to contain the latest cornpositions of native and foreign authors, and standard editions of popular works.

Applications received for Tickets for the approaching Royal Westminster Festival." The Spectator, Volume 7, 10/05/1834, p. 450


 

1851

"PIANOFORTES, 25 guineas each.—D'ALMAINE and CO.'S ROYAL PIANOFORTES, in six of the choicest woods. Every instrument warranted. Price 25 guineas each. — D'almaine and Co., 20, Soho-square: established 1785." Official catalogue of the Great exhibition of the works of industry of all ..., 1851, p. 8

D'ALMAINE & CO'S - Piano Forte Warehouses, 20, Soho Square, London as it is to-day: where to go, and what to see, during the Great ..., 1851, p. 426

"Messrs. D'ALMAINE & CO'S - Piano Forte Warehouses, 20, Soho Square. This noble mansion, formerly the residence of the Duke of Argyll, was, at a later period, in the occupation of the Speaker Onslow, and here that gentleman spent a great portion of his life, giving his ofiicial banquets, and holding his numerous levees in its spacious saloons.

On his death the house was purchased by the millionaire, Baron Grant, who employed the Brothers Adam to improve and beautify it, when the front assumed the elegant and commanding appearance which it now presents.

It is now, and has been for upwards of fifty years, in the occupation of Messrs. D'Almaine & Co., the eminent Piano Forte Manufacturers; and a few hours may be very pleasantly spent by anv one interested in the science of music, in an inspection of this colossal establishment, in which the whole process of music printing, and lithography, is carried out to perfection.

Here may be seen an immense stock of Piano Fortes, and every description of Musical Instruments: as also the Royal Piano Fortes, for the manufacture of which, Messrs. D’Almaine & Co's, are especially celebrated. The appearance of this instrument is alike graceful and elegant; the tone is rich and full, and the woods of which these Pianos are made, are so various as to suit eVery imaginable style of furniture, including mahogany, satin, zebra, maple, walnut, or rosewood, thus rendering them a handsome ornament for the librarv, houdoir, or drawing room." London as it is to-day: where to go, and what to see, during the Great ..., 1851, p. 426


 

1854

"Pianofortes, 25 Guineas each. - D’ALMAINE & Co., 20. Soho Square (established A.D. 1785), sole manufacturers of the ROYAL PIANOFORTES, at 25 Guineas each.

Every instrument warranted. The peculiar advantages of these pianofortes are best described in the following professional testinonial. signed by the majority of the leading musicians of the age : –

We, the undersigned members of the musical profession, having carefully examined the Royal Pianofortes manufactured by MESSRS. D'ALMAINE & Co.. have great pleasure in be testimony to their merits and capabilities. appears to us impossible to produce instruments of the same size possessing a richer and finer tone. more elastic touch, or more equal temperament, while the elegance of their construction renders them a handsome ornament for the library, boudoir, or drawing-room.

(Signed) J. L. Abel, F. Benedict, H. R. Bishop, J. Hlewitt, J. Brizzi. T. P. Chipp, P. Delavanti, C. H. Dolby. F. F. Fitzwilliam, W. Forde, so Glover, Henri Herz, E. Harrison. H. F. i J. L. Hatton, Catherine Hayes, W. H. Holmes, W. Kuhe. G. F. Kiallmark, E. Land, G. Lanza, Alexander Lee, A. Leffler, E. J. Loder, W. H. Monomery's, Nelson, 8. A: Osborne, John Parry, H. Panofka, Henry Phillips, F. Praegar, E. F. Rimbault, Frank Romer, G. H. Rodwell, E. Rocket, Sims heeves, J. Templeton, F. Weber. H. Westrop, T. H. Wright, &c.

- D’ALMAINE & CO., 20. Soho Square. Lists and Designs Gratis." Notes and Queries, 07/10/1854, p. 296


 

1856

"PIANOFORTES, 25 Guineas each. - D'ALMAINE & CO., 20. Soho Square, London (established 1785) intimate that in addition to their PIANOFORTES, 6i octaves, in rosewood and mahogany, at 35 Guineas, they have opened new show-rooms for the exhibition of their ROYAL CONCERT PIANOFORTES, with repeater action, suited for apartments of the largest size, possessing the tone, touch, and advantages of the grand, without its magnitude and expense.

Price 40 Guineas. Every Instrument warranted. The peculiar advantages of these Pianofortes are best described in the following professional testimonial, signed by the majority of the leading musicians of the age :

— We, the undersigned members of the musical profession, having carefully examined the Royal Pianofortes manufactured by MESSRS. D'ALMAINE & CO., have great pleasure in bearing testimony to their merits and capabilities.

It appears to us impossible to produce instruments of the same size possessing a richer and finer tone, more elastic touch, or more equal temperament, while the elegance of their construction renders them a handsome ornament for the library, boudoir, or drawing-room. [...] D'Almaine & Co, 20, Soho Square. Lists and Designs Gratis." Notes and Queries, 1856, p. 224


 

1859

"PIANOFORTES, 25 Guineas. — D'ALMAINE and Co., sole makers of the ROYAL PIANOFORTES, 104. New Bond Street, W.

The Royal Pianofortes combine all the latest improvements of construction, with richness of tone and elasticity of touch, are uninfluenced by the varied effects of climate, distinguished by elegance of form, recommended by all the most eminent musicians and to suit every stvle of furniture are mode in mahogany, zebra, and rosewood, at the uniform price of 26 guineas.

Every instrument warranted. D'ALMAINE & CO. (established 1785). 104, New Bond Street, W." Notes and Queries, 24/09/1859, p. 260

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