Erard Upright Louis XV style special model
Oblique piano made by Erard Paris serial Number 106361 year 1917. Sold originally the next year in 1918. Case of Sculpted Mahogany in a Louis XV style case. Piano is in working condition
Sébastien Érard (born Sebastian Erhard, 5 April 1752 – 5 August 1831) was a French instrument maker of German origin who specialized in the production of pianos and harps, developing the capacities of both instruments and pioneering the modern piano
Érard’s pianos were also widely appreciated by the foremost musicians – Charles-Valentin Alkan, Beethoven, Chopin, Fauré, Haydn, Herz, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Moscheles, Wagner, Verdi and Ravel are just a few of the famous composers who owned Erard Pianos. Mid-career, Paderewski traveled on concert tours with his own Érard piano.
Franz Liszt is know to have played a six-octave Érard piano in Paris in 1824. Érard put him under contract from about this time , so when he toured England they sponsored him and he played their pianos.