An Erard grand piano with a beautifully inlaid, mahogany cas
An Erard grand piano with an inlaid, mahogany case. Piano inlaid in a variety of woods. Inlay features flame mahogany panels around the case and on the music desk. Panels surrounded by boxwood stringing and a diamond design. A replica of Marie Antoinette's piano. A stunning case!
Price is £20,000GBP at current exchange rates.
This piano is currently in the UK and for sale via Besbrode Pianos Leeds.
Besbrode Pianos Leeds is a specialist piano dealer and wholesaler occupying four floors of a Victorian mill in Leeds, UK.
Our extensive showrooms occupy three premises including four floors of a Victorian mill on the edge of Leeds city centre. This makes us one of the UK's largest retailers.
We permanently display more than 250 new and pre-owned pianos from leading brands with
an entire floor dedicated to the Steinway family of pianos. This impressive inventory offers pianists an
unrivalled opportunity to play and compare pianos side by side. We are experts in packing and shipping and have been selling pianos individually and by wholesale across the globe for the last thirty years.
Besbrode Pianos is an authorised agent for Steinway & Sons and offers the full range of Steinway, Boston and Essex pianos for retail.
For last six years Besbrode Pianos has been official partner to the Leeds International Piano Competition, providing pianos for the competitor's rehearsals. This year, alongside the competition we held an artcased piano exhibition showcasing a range of unique, pianos of cultural and historical interest. Our showrooms were featured in the BBC footage of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2012.
For more information visit: http://www.besbrodepianos.co.uk
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This piano featured in our 'Golden Age of Pianos Exhibition' that ran alongside the Leeds International Piano Competition 2012. To view an archive of this exhibition, visit: http://www.besbrodepianos.co.uk/golden-age-of-pianos-exhibition.htm
BBC Footage: A brief history of the pianoforte - Leeds International Piano Competition 2012 filmed at Besbrode Pianos Leeds
This Youtube clip is of a famous android and was a collaborative effort by two Germans. Clockmaker Peter Kintzing created the mechanism and joiner David Roentgen crafted the cabinet; the dress dates from the 19th century. Automatons were in circulation and aroused much curiosity. Roentgen probably sent the tympanum to the French court and Marie-Antoinette bought it in 1784. The queen, aware of its perfection and scientific interest, had it deposited in the Academy of Sciences cabinet in 1785. The tympanum is a musical instrument that plays eight tunes when the female android strikes the 46 strings with two little hammers. Tradition has it that she is a depiction of Marie-Antoinette.