Standing pianos were privy to upper and middle-classes in the early 1800s, they were a sign of wealth, status; they often lived in the best room of the house, an ideal place to impress neighbours as well as being a source of entertainment. Today, many pianos are thrown out every week; keep on reading to learn why this is and whether we should strive to restore our pianos.
It’s here! Hooray! Preloved is excited to celebrate Restoration Day, which is taking place on Sunday 21st August this year. The event was launched in 2015 with the aim to encourage members to restore items that have seen better days. Keep reading to see what is in store!
Christopher Boyle QC, gives us a wonderful insight into life at Kirklinton Hall in the first in our 'Britain's Great Homes' series. Keep reading to find out more about this magical site.