Lovely French made upright piano adorned in Tortoise-Shell and Ormolu accents
This is a rare and early example of Mid-19th Century French Piano Building in its most elaborate form. Built by Amedee Thibout in about 1850, this little upright piano is adorned with real Tortoise-Shell and Ormolu accents! The detail of this instrument is just splendid, making this one of the most elaborate upright pianos we've seen in a long time. Pianos by Thibout are rarely found here in the United States, indicating they were not aggressively exported from their native land. Instruments by Thibout found in America today were most likely brought to the states by private owners during the 20th Century. This early model upright piano will have a delicate "harp-like" tone quality which is very different from conventional upright pianos built in America during the 19th and 20th Centuries. It is being restored to like-new condition while maintaining the antique integrity of the cabinet and art work.