Primary: West Indian Mahogany (Mahagoni swietenia - solid components of base, music stand. etc.); Honduras Mahogany (Mahagoni macrophylla - flat and serpentine elements of fallboard); European walnut, satinwood, ash burl, birdseye maple, African striped mahogany, various other light and dark tropical and European hardwoods (veneers and marquetry); ebony and ivory (keys). Secondary: oak, spruce. Attachments: pedals - cast copper alloy; ferrous and brass hardware.
Overall (Top): 14 3/4 × 55 1/4 × 78 1/4 in. (37.47 × 140.34 × 198.76 cm)
Overall (Base): 27 × 59 × 89 in. (68.58 × 149.86 × 226.06 cm)
Inscribed (frieze): V. Prouve 1903; inscribed: Erard Paris Model number (stencilled): 91469
Gift of Benedict Silverman
(similar example) Salon of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1904;

(similar example) Salon of the Societe des Artistes Decorateurs, Paris, 1906
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Tuning and Playing the Majorelle Piano

This rare and magnificent grand piano, made in Nancy, France, is a true masterpiece in the Art Nouveau style.

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