wn an upright piano, diminutive in size as compared with present styles.
It was enclosed in a case of inlaid wood of most elaborate workmanship.
It is said to be the first upright made, and the most valuable in the collection.
We thought we had succeeded in our quest, but a second visit revealed that we had more to learn.
By the courtesy of the manager's office we were shown the real instrument in question and presented with an elaborate Catalogue of the Exhibition, Horticultural Hall, January 11-26, 1902.
This exhibition was under the auspices of Chickering & Sons, and totalled 1,346 distinct enumerations, mainly of musical instruments, ancient and modern.
The catalogue filled seventy-eight pages, and among its illustrations (facing page 18) is a view of the piano of which we write, and which was numbered I (one) in the exhibit and catalogue from which we quote:—
I. Square piano.
Made in London by Christopher Ganer for Princess Amelia, youngest daughter of George III.