Lot 1047: A Bechstein French Empire style grand piano

John Moran Auctioneers

April 29, 2014, 3:00 PM PST
Pasadena, CA, US
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Description: 1882, serial number 12947, signed ''C. Bechstein / Berlin'', and with paper label to interior, the gilt bronze-mounted case decorated with lyres, scrolling foliage, rosettes and laurel sprays, raised on winged lion monopodia, together with a later associated bench of conforming style, upholstered in blue fabric, 38'' H x 79'' W x 59'' D, est: $50,000/70,000.
Dimensions: 38'' H x 79'' W x 59'' D
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Condition Report: Overall good condition. The case completely restored and refinished. Scattered dark, infilled spots to case and fallboard. Areas of blistering to varnish on top of lid. Sun fading to lid, left side of case, and front of case. Multiple cracks to soundboard. One key lacking veneer to face.
Provenance: Property of a Private Collection, Malibu, CA
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