The Erard archives records this piano as:
cabinet, subsequently sold Christie's, London, 17 March 2011, lot 409 (£623,650)...
Very special unique art cased square pianoforte made by Johann Christian Andrée Circa 1830s Berlin Germany
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 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.
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