Erard paris Grand piano serial number 53450 year around 1880s
Measures 212 cm long in a rosewood case.
This piano has been signed by odd various known Pianists of the time including Francis Plante. From what I can read, there is about five with a possible sixth signature but can read what each one says...
Francis Plante (2 March 1839, Orthez - 19 December 1934, Saint-Avit) was a French pianist famed as one of the first ever recording artists. He was France`s most important pianist in the nineteenth century.
He studied piano under Antoine Marmontel, his career beginning at the age of seven in Paris. While there he met and befriended many like-minded musicians who would have a long-lasting effect on his career...
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