with a french style, bird's eye maple case and twisted baluster legs with gilt accents

An 1860's, Chappell upright piano with a French style, bird's eye maple case. Cabinet features gilt and black accents. The cut-out front panels are backed in pleated, gold fabric and act as a sound box. The ornate, brass candlesicks feature scrolling foliage and flowers. The brass handles also feature foliar ornament. The cabinet base is bowed and features book matched bird's eye maple panels. The piano fall has the maker's name inlaid in brass. The piano cheeks are square with contrasting black and gilt scalloped moulding accents and feature gold finials. The twisted, baluster leg design is accented with contrasting gilt and black wood. Piano has an eighty-five note keyboard.

Chappell Upright Piano with a Bird's Eye Maple Case with Twisted, Baluster Legs and Gilt Accents

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Piano Details

  • Ref: 2978
  • Brand: Chappell
  • Serial Number:
  • Age: 1860's
  • Wood: Bird's Eye Maple
  • Finish: Polished
  • Size [cm]: height: 118 width: 140 depth: 58


Chappell was founded in 1811 by Samuel Chappell in partnership with music professors Francis Tatton Latour and Johann Baptist Cramer. The firm's premises included large showrooms for pianos and other musical instruments (for sale or hire) and sheet music on several floors and became a prominent landmark on Bond Street. Chappell was active in forming the Philharmonic Society. The company was one of the leading music publishers and piano manufacturers in Britain until 1980 when Chappell sold its retail activities to concentrate solely on music publishing.

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