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Erard Art cased Grand piano sells high at Christies London
Realized Price of over 200 000 Euros
Another great example of safe and secure investments in Art and music history

The Erard archives records this piano as:
Grand piano n°1, style Louis the XV, very rich, bois satiné, decorated with bronze doré (6 feet)
It was finished in April 1905 and sold for 11,400 francs on 5 October 1908 to Mme. Vve Th. Rivierre of 3 rue de Luynes, Paris. Marie Rivierre was the widow of Théodore Rivierre who founded the firm of Clouterie Rivierre, a leading French pre-war manufacturer of nails, pins and tacks. Following her husband's death in 1900, Marie Rivierre expanded the factory and entered new international markets to Argentina and Indochina. On the eve of the First World War, the factory employed four hundred people. She participated in the war effort, particularly by making shoe tacks for the army. She died at Chantilly in January 1937 aged 64 years.

This piano is in the distinctive fin de siècle style of high-rococo fused with Art Nouveau. This new style was formed by the artistic association of the ébénistes Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener and François Linke with the sculptor Léon Messagé, aided by the proximity of Linke's workshop at 170 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine to Zwiener's at 12 rue de la Roquette and Messagé's nearby studio at 40 rue Sedaine.

Messagé was inspired by Meissonnier's asymmetrical ornament of the early 18th century to produce rococco, flowing, designs for furniture and to sculpt gilt-bronze mounts of lively, high-relief allegorical figures linked by delicate organic frames. Messagé supplied designs to Linke from circa 1885 and had worked with or for Zwiener since probably 1880 or 1881, and is also recorded to have worked for the firm of Boudet. However it was at the Paris 1889 Exposition Universelle that Messagé achieved international recognition when he, and Zweiner, received a gold medal for an important serre-bijoux 

cabinet, subsequently sold Christie's, London, 17 March 2011, lot 409 (£623,650)...

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11-12-2014, 05:47

Erard Concert Grand serial number 70773 made in the Year 1895

Concert grand piano serial number 70773 made in the year 1895.

Stunning Grand at 250 cm long in a rosewood case
Archives show us the piano is Model 3 grand and was sold to a Mr. Beck in Paris in 1896

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6-12-2014, 02:37

Pleyel Grand Piano serial number 10075 - Year 1843

Grand piano made by Ignace Pleyel serial number 10075 completed the year of 1843 Paris. Model D with ribbing on case and sculpted handles. Splendid case of the finest grained Rosewood we have seen, this piano stands as a great example of the Pleyel Empire of pianos in France and the world...

 

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1-12-2014, 10:06

Ignace Pleyel Upright serial number 13765 - Year 1846

Pianino made by Ignace Pleyel from the year 1846 in a spotted mahogany sculpted rich case.

Described as Model 7 in archives.Another fantastic example of the art and design mixed with the music and magic these early pianos hold in our history.

 

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29-11-2014, 02:31

Pleyel grand piano serial number 16448 - Year 1850

Charming Pleyel Paris Grand piano made of beautiful spotted mahogany made in the year 1850 in working condition. 215 cm long

 

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