Art cased Upright Piano made by Baransky Paris - Circa 1860
An upright piano by Baransky Paris circa 1860, highly decorated in a Napoleon III style with bronzed angels and other cherubs.
Art cased french upright piano circa 1900 persian style
Upright art cased piano circa 1900s, made in France.
Influenced by an obvious well educated artist in early Persian art,
this piano holds its own title within the unique rare Art Cased piano World...
Collard and Collard london grand piano - Circa 1840
Beautiful burled walnut romantic period grand piano made by Collard and Collard London circa 1840.
Piano from this period from this maker is rare. Bi chord straight strung...
Chopin`s Pianinos and the Discovery of Their Secrets
On May 3, 2014, after the end of the Szymanowska Conference in Paris, I took a trip outside of Paris to the workshop of harpsichord maker and collector of Pleyel pianos, Oliver Fadini. I went with the renowned Chopin specialist, Prof. Halina Goldberg of Indiana University. Our tour was arranged by Fadini's friend, music journalist at Radio France, Gilles Bencimon, a fervent lover of Chopin's music and the sound of historical pianos and pianinos...
Pianino Pleyel made by Ignace Pleyel serial number 5510 year 1836
It is said that Chopin often admired and used these small beautiful instruments.