A Louis XVI carved, painted and parcel gilt fruitwood single action pedal harp almost certainly by Renault & Chatelain circa 1790

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A Louis XVI single action Harp by Renault & Chatelain, Paris, circa 1780

Sold for £ 2,400 (US$ 3,379) inc. premium
Plucked, Struck and Fretted
A Louis XVI single action Harp by Renault & Chatelain,
Paris, circa 1780
Branded SB Renault A Paris on the arm height 1610mm (63 3/8in) of fruit wood, of thick rich amber varnish, and gilt decoration, the capital with a proud garland of acanthus leaves and other flora gilt decoration, the column with gilt banding, the foot of column with palm leaves, with original soundboard of yellow with gilt edging, with Seven pedals and four round feet, for 38 strings, the body of a thick rich amber colour.

Footnotes

  • An almost identical pedal harp is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (accession no. 07.225.68).
A Louis XVI carved, painted and parcel gilt fruitwood single action pedal harp almost certainly by R
A Louis XVI carved, painted and parcel gilt fruitwood single action pedal harp almost certainly by R
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