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Antique Harps for Sale - Summer 2013


A large selection of antique harps is currently available at Clive Morley Harps

As a member of a family business with nearly 200 years’ experience of serving harpists, Clive Morley has used his knowledge and expertise to bring this collection of antique harps together.

The harps originate between 1784 and 1920. Instruments of this age are becoming harder to find and harpists are often surprised that they are available for purchase as high quality, playable harps, rather than just museum exhibits. The majority have been fully restored or conserved to bring them to recital playing standard. Some are awaiting restoration according to the purchaser’s wishes.

We would strongly encourage any harpist to arrange a visit to our showrooms to try these wonderful harps. For more information about any of our antique harps please contact Clive Morley on (44) 01367 860 493 or email clive@morleyharps.com.



Barry Hook Harp c. 1796


This harp has been restored suitable for performance. The harp features Chinoiserie and gold decoration with elaborate scroll work.

Alexander Meek Barry married Ann Suzanna Buchinger whose father Joseph was instrument maker to the Duke of Clarence. He had shops in Frith Street and the Strand in London and was very active in the music world and had connections to Royalty. This harp was made around the time of harp makers Cousineau and Naderman, or Marie Antoinette and the Royal Courts in Paris and Russia.

Price £17,000.
















Naderman Hook Harp c. 1770 – 1780


The Naderman harp features fine scroll head carving, with an original decorated soundboard.

This harp is to be restored according to customer’s wishes.

François Joseph Naderman (1781 -1835, in Paris), was a classical harpist, teacher and composer, the eldest son of the well-known eighteenth century harpmaker Jean Henri Naderman. A student of Jean-Baptiste Krumpholtz, François Joseph Naderman became a famous musician after the French Revolution, and his reputation continued under the Consulate, the First Empire and the Restoration of the monarchy. In 1815 he was appointed harpist for the Royal Chapel and court composer to the king, and in 1825 he became the first harp professor at the Conservatoire de Paris. He soon began touring around Europe as a virtuoso of the harp. He was a music publisher and a manufacturer of harps in Paris at "The Golden Key”, on Rue de la Loi.

Price on application.




















Early Erard Single Action Harp


A very fine example of a single action pedal harp by Erard Freres, Rue Maille No 37 1786 -1791.

It features a ram’s head decoration with fourchettes interior discs. This harp is similar to the harp at Palais Lascaris, Nice, France, which is identified as Erard Harp no 1 and to the Erard Freres Harp in the Cite Museum Paris.

To be restored according to customer’s wishes.

Price on application.













Erat Single Action Pedal Harp No. 1531


This harp was made between 1800 and 1820. It has been fully regilded and restored. The harp is playable to recital standard with light stringing.

Jacob Erat was foreman to Sebastian Erard in the late 1790s. He set up business on his own in the 1800s and listed his first patent for double action in 1813.

Price £14,000.



















Created On  21 Jun 2013 15:53 in Harp News  -  Permalink

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