Gaveau à Paris
The Swan Piano, An Important Neoclassical Painted and Parcel-Gilt Piano
French, Circa 1925.
Height 104 cm / 41 inches
Width 150 cm / 59 inches
Depth 240 cm / 95 inches
The Swan Piano, An Important Neoclassical Painted And Parcel-Gilt Piano by Gaveau à Paris.
Marked 'Gaveau à Paris, no. 76.266'.
Gaveau was particularly renowned for its finely crafted art cases, and the present example was almost certainly created as an exhibition piece or a special commission. It combines exceptional aesthetics with exquisite sonority. The remarkable gilt wood Swan headings to the legs, with their majestic out swept wings, lift this piano from the very fine to the exceptional. They appear to be unique in Gaveau's oeuvre.
Gaveau Co. 'Gaveau 1847-1947, Cent Ans Au Service De La Musique'. Gaveau 1847-1947, Paris: Imprimerie Lafayette, 1947.
'Les Pianos De Concert Gaveau', Paris: Imprimerie Diéval, n.d.