with a satinwood case, brass candlesicks and fluted, column legs
An 1893, Pleyel upright piano with a satinwood case, brass candlesicks and fluted, column legs. Entire cabinet features intricate, Neocalssical style inlay of scrolling acanthus, flowers and foliage in a variety of woods. Piano has an eighty-five note keyboard and two pedals.
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Neoclassicism was a Western cultural movement in the decorative and visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture that drew inspiration from the art and culture of classical antiquity. European Neoclassicism in the visual arts began c. 1760 in opposition to the then-dominant Rococo style. Rococo architecture emphasizes grace, ornamentation and asymmetry; Neoclassical architecture is based on the principles of simplicity and symmetry, which were seen as virtues of the arts of Rome and Ancient Greece, and were more immediately drawn from 16th-century Renaissance Classicism.
Decorative techniques employed in the style included flatter, lighter motifs, sculpted in low frieze-like relief or painted in monotones en camaïeu ("like cameos"), isolated medallions or vases or busts or bucrania or other motifs, suspended on swags of laurel or ribbon, with slender arabesques against backgrounds, perhaps, of "Pompeiian red" or pale tints, or stone colors. Source: Wikipedia
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