This grand piano is decorated in a style that would have been popular from the mid 18th century through to the mid 19th century. Queen Victoria had one – in her early years, and today a fabulous completely gilded one is in the white drawing room of Buckingham palace.
This gilded green version features pictures on the inside of the lid of an 18th century lakeside landscape with with rustic workers on the shore and in a boat. This is also on the lid (inside and outside) of the matching stool which opens to show sheet music. More sheet music is on the stand over the (shaped) keyboard. there are brass pedals on the lyre and the lid is propped open by a folding brass rod. Inside the body of the piano strings are replicated on a gold section with gold wires running down its length.
It is finished on the outside with an embossed and gilded lid and band of grapevines around the body in two shades of gold. The rest of the decoration is finished in gold lines and hand painted highlights.
Measurements: 150mm long x 90mm wide x 80 mm high (lid closed)