Mon, 30th May 2022 10:00

The Expert Eye

  Lot 40


C. BECHSTEIN, A BOUDOIR ROSEWOOD GRAND PIANO, LATE 19TH CENTURY, with gilt text 'C. BECHSTEIN Hof-Lieferant Sr. Maj. Des Kaisers u. Königs BERLIN', the iron frame similarly stamped, the interior also with printed stamp, with pierced music stand on turned and faceted tapering legs terminating in brass castors together with an associated Edwardian Art Nouveau mahogany and satinwood piano stool, with twin brass handles, the rising lid revealing three shaped dividers, the front and back marquetry inlaid with scrolling foliate motifs, on splayed legs. (2)

Piano 98cm high x 150cm wide x 205cm deep

Stool 57cm high x 48cm wide x 40cm deep

Interior stamp reads:

'C. BECHSTEIN Flügel-u. Pianino-Fabrik. HOFLIEFERANT SR MAJESTÄT DES KAISERS U. KÖNIGS, Ihrer Majestät der Königin von England, Ihrer Majestät der Königin der Kaiserin Friedrich, Princess Royal of Great Britain and Ireland, Sr. Königi Hoheit des Prinzen Friedrich Carl von Preussen, Sr. Königi. Hoheit des Herhogs von Edinburgh, Ihrer Königi. Hoheit der Prinzess Louise von England (Marchioness of Lorne), BERLIN, Erste-Fabrik: Johanis-Str. No 5-7, Zweite-Fabrik: Grürauer-Str. No 38, Dritte-Fabrik: Reichenberger-Str. No 124.'

Provenance: The piano came into the posession of the current owner in the 1940s, and was renovated by Geoffrey Dancer in 1992

Sold for £1,750

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