An art case, Rococo style Steinway Model B grand piano with a gold case. Cabinet features hand paintings of cherubs and rural scenes of people playing musical instruments in fête galante style. Piano has ornately carved gate legs with four,ornately carved Corinthian pillars. Music desk has a beautiful scrolling filligree design with a central hand painted plaque. Instrument has been rebuilt. New Soundboard fitted by Steinway.
A Fête galante or courtship party is a term that refers to a category of painting created by the French Academy in 1717 to describe Antoine Watteau's style of painting which was a variation on the theme of the fête champêtre. The fête champêtre featured figures in ball dress or masquerade costumes amorously, gallivanting in outdoor settings
Fête galante paintings are a feature of the Rococo period of art, which saw the focus of European arts move away from the hierarchy of the church and grandeur of the royal court towards an appreciation for intimacy and personal pleasures.
Watteau et Fragonard, les maîtres de la fête galante - In French
Steinway & Sons History - Now and Then
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