Cabinet features carved, Rococo styling and scroll foot legs
Restored, 1877, Steinway & Sons Style 1 grand piano for sale with a Rococo style, rosewood case, filigree music desk and ornately carved, reverse scroll legs. The piano cheek with dual linear case moulding features a carved, Classical meander and acanthus in high relief. The three-pedal piano lyre features a carved shell motif. The music desk is an openwork arabesque design and a central lyre motif. Piano has an eighty-five note keyboard.
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Rococo is an exceptionally ornamental and theatrical style of architecture, art and decoration which combines asymmetry, scrolling curves, gilding, white and pastel colors, sculpted molding, and trompe l'oeil frescoes to create surprise and the illusion of motion and drama. It is often described as the final expression of the Baroque movement. The word rococo was first used as a humorous variation of the word rocaille. Rocaille was originally a method of decoration, using pebbles, seashells and cement, which was often used to decorate grottoes and fountains since the Renaissance
Designed by C.F. Theodore Steinway, the Style 1, commonly referred to as the ‘Monitor’ (a reference to ironclad warships used during the U.S. Civil War) was first produced in 1871. The piano features a sectional case with a square rear corner in the tail of the cabinet. The cabinet features Rococo style carved details and a double linear molding around the bottom of the case. The legs are carved cabriole legs with scroll feet and hidden casters. The music desk is of filigree style. The Monitor was the first Steinway grand with a 20-note bass section, a full cupola cast iron plate, and a continuous soundboard bridge.
Piano is Tuned, Cleaned, Regulated. All strings replaced. Soundboard repaired where necessary. Frame coated. All hammer heads renewed. New dampers and leathers replaced where necessary. Keys Tops cleaned or replaced. Case stripped and repolished to an excellent standard.
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