Octave spinets were portable keyboard instruments, widely used in private homes in Italy throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to accompany singing.
One hundred and seventy-seven years ago, on March 31, 1837, an unusual concert took place in Paris, pitting the pianistic skills of the two leading virtuosos of the time, Franz Liszt and Sigismond Thalberg. The contest was adjudged a draw.
Square pianoforte made by erard freres Paris serial number 8578 in the year 1812
Erard freres , maker of pianoforte and harps to the imperial and royal family of France.
Five and half "5(1/2)" octave of ebony ivory..case in mahogany with a four pedal system....
Early 19th Century harp attributed to Erard Paris
Harp made in around 1800s having 42 strings using a single action system. From the style of the harp and Mechanic, we attribute this harp to Erard Paris. An excellent example of Erard’s innovative pedal harp design, the harp has the ram’s head decoration on the capital, the rounded body construction, and Erard’s fourchette discs. accidents to plaster moldings and wear to pats of body. Original working condition.
Erard Art Cased Grand Louis XV serial number 89929 year 1906
Art cased sculpted erard grand piano serial number 89929 made in the year 1906.
Walnut quarter venired case ending on sculpted curved legs...