This piano was sent to a furniture makers in Munich where the decoration was added post production.
An 1883, Neoclassical style, Bechstein Model C grand piano with a contrasting pear and ebony case. Entire cabinet features ornately carved elements. This piano was sent to a furniture makers in Munich where the decoration was added post production.
The style was based on the designs of Classical Greece and Rome. Here, high-relief carvings of female figureheads surround the entire case. The legs, almost shaped like Grecian vases feature lions heads sitting on the top. The piano lyre features a filigree plate reminiscient of basketwork with anthemions (stylized palms), scrolls and feathers as decoration. The cut-out music desk also depicts intertwining arabesques, scrolls and anthemions. Around the entire piano lid are carved arabesques, rosettes, fleur de lys, beading and anthemions pulling the whole design together.
Neo-classicism is a style that emerged in the United Kingdom and France in the 1750's. It was initially a reaction against the excesses of the preceding Rococo style. The style was based on the designs of Classical Greece and Rome. Archaeological discoveries of the time such as those made at Herculaneum and Pompeii were a great source of inspiration.
This historic commercial and cultural film by C. Bechstein piano factory dates back to 1926. The movie is available on the C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik official channel
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