King Louis Artcase Piano by Erard  

"Large Erard art-cases were considered to be the very best one could own."

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Erard pianos were considered one of the finest pianos in the world during the 19th century, competing with Bösendorfer as the most prestigious pianos in Europe. Erard was renowned for not only building excellent musical instruments but also the most expensive pianos in the world purchased by the very wealthy. Numerous famous composers cherished Erards inlcuding Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Rubinstein and Paderewski. Parisian Erards are very rare, especially in the U.S.  Erards possess a very clean, open tone that generally is absent in overstrung American pianos.

This piano was recently brought over from France in excellent original condition.   It has curvacious intricately carved legs, a beautiful ivory keyboard, an ornate music desk and stunning diamond-matched Sapele veneer.

The fallboard shows "Erard Paris" in inlaid brass set into the intricate diamond matched veneer.  This  elegant touch  was common on some fine European pianos made during the 19th century-- the American pianos generally used a decal instead. 

This piano will be receiving a careful museum quality restoration.



Price Furnished upon request; Serious inquiries please.