Bechstein Model C with a Carved, Neoclassical Style Case
High-relief carvings of female figureheads, arabesques, fleur de lys, scrolls and anthemions surround the entire case
NEOCLASSICAL STYLE, BECHSTEIN MODEL C GRAND PIANO WITH A CARVED PEAR AND EBONY CASE.
This piano was sent to a furniture makers in Munich where the decoration was added post production.
An 1883, Neoclassical style, Bechstein Model C grand piano with a contrasting pear and ebony case. Entire cabinet features ornately carved elements. This piano was sent to a furniture makers in Munich where the decoration was added post production.
The style was based on the designs of Classical Greece and Rome. Here, high-relief carvings of female figureheads surround the entire case. The legs, almost shaped like Grecian vases feature lions heads sitting on the top. The piano lyre features a filigree plate reminiscient of basketwork with anthemions (stylized palms), scrolls and feathers as decoration. The cut-out music desk also depicts intertwining arabesques, scrolls and anthemions. Around the entire piano lid are carved arabesques, rosettes, fleur de lys, beading and anthemions pulling the whole design together.
- Serial Number: 15666
- Age: 1883
- Size [cm]: length: 245 width: 168
Neo-classicism is a style that emerged in the United Kingdom and France in the 1750's. It was initially a reaction against the excesses of the preceding Rococo style. The style was based on the designs of Classical Greece and Rome. Archaeological discoveries of the time such as those made at Herculaneum and Pompeii were a great source of inspiration.
Bechstein Model C Name on Piano Fall
Bechstein model C grand piano brass name on piano fall
Carved Female Figure Head
Ornately carved female figure head with hibiscus flowers in her head dress and a beading necklace.
Ornately Carved Piano Cheeks
The ornately carved piano cheeks on this Bechstein model C grand piano feature hibiscus flowers, scrolling acanthus, roses and a string of campanulas.
Ornately Carved Piano Leg
The ornately carved legs on this Bechstein model C grand piano are shaped like Grecian vases and feature lions heads sitting at the pediment with florid acanthus. The turned legs are covered with gadrooning and beading detail.
Bechstein Model C Filigree Music Desk
The filigree music desk on this Bechstein model C include cut-out anthemions and arabesques.
Detail of Carvings Around the Piano Cabinet
The high relief carvings of femail figure heads, feathers and acanthus around this Bechstein model C piano cabinet are connected by a carved band of stylised flowers in a basketwork grid.
Ornately Carved Piano Lid
Ornately carved piano lid.
Bechstein Model C Instrument
Bechstein model C instrument
Bechstein Model C Front View
Bechstein model C front view.
Piano Fall Carved Detail
Piano fall carved detail showing basketwork, gadrooning, arabesques and stylised anthemions.
Ornately Carved Piano Lyre
Bechstein model C ornately carved piano lyre with cut-out basketwork, anthemions, scrolls and feathers.
Ornately Carved Piano Legs
The ornately carved legs on this Bechstein model C grand piano are shaped like Grecian vases and feature lions heads sitting at the pediment with florid acanthus. The turned legs are covered with gadrooning and beading detail." title="The ornately carved legs on this Bechstein model C grand piano are shaped like Grecian vases and feature lions heads sitting at the pediment with florid acanthus. The turned legs are covered with gadrooning and beading detail.
This historic commercial and cultural film by C. Bechstein piano factory dates back to 1926. The movie is available on the C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik official channel
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