An Important Gilt-bronze Mounted Parquetry Inlaid Piano a Queue, by François Linke, the Movement by Erard.
Signed ‘F.Linke’ on the Keyboard Cover Molding
Signed ‘Erard – Paris’ on the Keyboard Cover
The soundboard is signed ‘Par Brevet d’Invention Seb & Pre Erard 13&21 Rue du Mail Paris’
This elegant Piano à Queue is a rare example of a small number of ‘Art-Case’ pianos made by François Linke.
The movement has been professionally overhauled and the piano is in fine playing condition.
French, Circa 1900..