Pape Semi Giraffe Upright Piano - Serial Number 2212 - Circa 1832
Semi Giraffe upright pianoforte made by Jean Herni Pape paris serial number 2212 circa 1832 having a case in "Bois Thuya avec Bois des Violette" Charles X period Wood in English is White Cedar with Kingwood bandings!
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Jean Henri Pape Upright pianoforte Prototypes 2016/2017 year 1840
A first for Palace Pianos! This is unusual as we are selling a pair, yes two pianoforte made by Jean Henri Pape of Paris. Reason being is both of these marvelous pianoforte made by this ingenious maker are both proto types one following the other, hence the serial number 2016/2017.
Both being made in the years 1830. Both piano are of the same form but inside have different Mechanical systems in them! He had invented a string tension plate which he adapted on one where the other was plainer! These pianos will not be separated as they are important pieces for the history of pianoforte making in France.
A grand piano made by Jean Henri Pape serial number 4118 Model No. 11B.
Case is made of Courbaril or Brazilian Cherry wood. Length of piano is 203 cm. False soundboard is also a rare thing to find with these pianos...
Jean-Henri Pape (German: Johann Heinrich Pape; 1787 - February 2, 1875) was a distinguished French piano maker in the early 19th century.
Pape was born in Sarstedt in 1787. He arrived in Paris in 1811 and secured employment with Pleyel, whose piano workshops he directed for several years. In 1815...
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