STEINWAY MODEL B GRAND PIANO

Cabinet features exquisite hand-painted scenes in fete galante style


A 1904, Rococo Style, Steinway Model B grand piano for sale with an ornately carved, case with gilt accents and scroll foot cabriole legs. Entire cabinet features exquisite hand-painted scenes in fete galante style. Piano has an eighty-eight note keyboard and a three-pedal lyre.

A 1904, Rococo Style, Steinway Model B grand piano for sale with an ornately carved, case with gilt accents and scroll foot cabriole legs. Entire cabinet features exquisite hand-painted scenes in fete galante style.

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Price: £100,000

Fete Galante Style

Fête galante s a category of painting specially created by the French Academy in 1717 to describe Antoine Watteau's variations on the theme of the fête champêtre, which featured figures in ball dress or masquerade costumes disporting themselves amorously in parkland settings. Watteau specifically created the fête galante painting style as a compromise between two drives. On the one hand, most of his funding came from private individuals, rather than from the government. On the other hand, Watteau wanted recognition from the government-appointed Academy of Painting and Sculpture. The Academy ranked scenes of everyday life and portraits, the paintings most desired by private patrons, as lower than morally educational paintings illustrating history and mythology. By portraying his patrons in scenes reminiscent of the mythologized land of Arcadia, where humans had supposedly lived in leisurely harmony with nature, Watteau was able to get his paintings the highest ranking at the Académie and still flatter his buyers

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