a beautifully detailed John Otway handmade mahogany-look piano with a lid that opens to display a delicately strung soundboard. Piano has a full and amazingly detailed keyboard. Signed by maker "John Otway" above keyboard. Measurements closed are 80mm wide, 66mm high, 45mm deep. Think this is technically designed for a 1/12 scale dollhouse but it looked perfectly at home in my 1/16 scale too - it's such a good piece, it stands on its own.
I have only found reference to two other John Otway pianos. A piano forte sold at auction in the USA with another piece of handmade dolls house furniture for US$ 550 after commission and a similar John Otway piano to this is currently being offered in the USA for US$ 800. This is a true collector's piece for adults and in no way suitable for young children
in very good plus - excellent original condition. Unfortunately the original strut to support to hold the lid in place has gone missing but a cocktail stick would do.