Large gilt bronze mounted maple harp by Pleyel, Wolff, Lyon and Cie.
French, late 19th Century
Height 186cm, width 57cm, depth 103cm
This fine antique harp dates from the second half of the 19th century and was made in France by Pleyel, Wolff, Lyon and Cie. The renowned Parisian firm manufactured musical instruments including pianos, harpischords and harps, made from the finest of materials and often very finely decorated.
This harp is one such piece and it is finely ornamented with gilt bronze mounts. Another such example is housed in the Met Museum in New York, USA.
The harp is missing a few strings but it could be restored and serviced to full working order. Alternatively it could be used as a decorative furnishing in a stately room adding a sense of history and grandeur.