Very special unique art cased square pianoforte - Circa 1820
A unique entry into the world of strange and unique pianos.
Square pianoforte with an extraordinary case with a story behind it. We can see this piano was not made in the form or styles of most...highly refined pieces of wood, colors and adapting serpents and crows into the design. In the years of my research and history have I ever come across such a magnificent piece of furniture and musical instrument. We have posted a few photos as we go along in this new adventure in this pianofortes history...
AN ENGLISH NEO-GOTHIC PARCEL-GILT OAK GRAND PIANO
THE CASE AFTER A DESIGN BY JOHN MOYR SMITH, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
( 豪华艺术外壳钢琴 )
The top with three large brass hinge straps, above trefoil-arched sides terminating in relief-carved panels depicting courtly recitals, on octagonal legs with acanthus-carved capitals, the keyboard cover carved in relief John Broadwood & Sons/London, stamped 21647/W&G to the underside of the lid...
An Special Cased Oak Upright piano made by Erard Paris serial number 85736 made in the year 1903.
Special Model that was sold on 1903 in Paris to a Mr Alvarez ( Possible Mr. Albert Alvarez the famous French Tenor??) Case of unusual form almost Arts and Crafts Style.
Early Art Cased Japanese Laquered Upright Pianoforte made by Pfeiffer Paris circa 1830
Wooden framed piano Having 6 octaves and 6 notes!
Japanese lacquered case. Jean Antoine Pfeiffer was a pianoforte maker in Paris.
According to our archives, the company was forced into bankruptcy in 1839.
Rare Art Cased Upright Piano by Collard and Collard - 1880
Collard & Collard were a well-established firm of musical instruments makers whose name is stamped on the sound-board, immediately below the upper lid of this piano.
This is not the normal type of case for Collard and Collard and know that he would have had the piano sent out to be done by one of the known furniture firms at the time.