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Erard French Baroque Style Parlor Grand Piano

Stunning French Baroque Style Parlor Grand Piano By Erard of Paris

$145,000 after total restoration
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
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Specifications
  • YEAR: 1905
  • LENGTH: 6 feet, 0 inches
  • FINISH: Mahogany With Real Gold Leaf Gilded Trim
  • STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
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The French Baroque Style is one of the most beautiful and elaborate furniture styles ever produced. The style evolved during the reign of King Louis XV of France during the early 18th Century.  Considered a sign of wealth and extravagance, the French Baroque style has remained one of the most beautiful and formal styles in history.

This lovely French Baroque style piano was built by the firm of Sebastian Erard of Paris.  Erard is one of the oldest and most celebrated European piano manufacturers of all time.  This instrument is made of mahogany wood trimmed with real gold leaf trim throughout, a feature found only on the highest grade, most expensive pianos money could buy.  The legs, lyre and molding are extensively carved and gilded, giving the piano a stunning and formal appearance overall.

This piano was built in 1905, making it late enough to be considered a “contemporary” piano in design.  Even now, prior to restoration, the piano has a strong, vibrant tone quality which is truly remarkable for an unrestored 111-year-old instrument!  This piano is not just a stunning piece of antique furniture; it will be restored to be a high-quality musical instrument as well. 

This piano can be equipped with the Pianomation player system if desired.  This system operates by streaming music on an iPod, computer, iPad, etc.  Thousands of song titles are availalble! 

A matching French Baroque style piano bench is included.

INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

Erard Advertisements Late 19th Century Advertisements For The Erard Piano Company, Paris, France
Erard Newspaper Article 19th Century Newspaper Article Featuring The Erard Piano Company, Circa 1856

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