A very fine and historical Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted kingwood and marquetry Steinway art case piano
Model L, Serial No. 23914; Case No. C3264
A notable example of exquisite partnering of the finest marquetry inlay and boldly conceived gilt bronze mounts. The harp form top inlaid a quatre faces with a foliate vine sinuously entwining the cross banding and encircling a ribbon tied lute and trumpet trophy, the keyboard flanked by substantial acanthus and rocaille mounts, the case sides with foliate reeded mounts centering ribbon tied musical trophies above a circlet of laurel, and gilt putto musicians strumming lyres perched on billowing clouds, the cabriole legs adorned with acanthus scrolled mounts headed by a floral garland ending in foliate sabots.
height 40in (102cm); width 82in (208cm); depth 60in (152cm)