Bechstein Arts & Crafts Piano
Rare, unique Bechstein piano designed in the Arts & Crafts style by famous architect, Edwin Luytens, with a mahogany case, fretwork panels and ornate brass hinges in a stylised floral design. The piano was built in 1890. It has an eighty-eight note keyboard and two pedals. This is the piano for your restaurant, showroom or hotel.
This piano has been completely and carefully refurbished over 4 years, both internally and externally with sympathetic attention to the original detail. It is now a magnificent rare piece of history that at the same time has an amazing tone and is very comparable to the better Bechstein Grand pianos in sound. Please note that there appears to be only one other piano in this rare design for sale in the UK at this present time and that piano is almost double in price. Please ring for more details.
Arts & Crafts Movement
The Arts and Crafts Movement was an international design movement that flourished between 1860 and 1910. The movement developed first and most fully in the British Isles, but spread across the British Empire and to the rest of Europe and North America. It was largely a reaction against the perceived impoverished state of the decorative arts at the time and the conditions in which they were produced. It stood for traditional craftsmanship using simple forms and often applied medieval, romantic or folk styles of decoration. It advocated economic and social reform and has been said to be essentially anti-industrial.
This list of works by Edwin Lutyens provides brief details of some of the houses, gardens, public buildings and memorials designed by Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens (1869–1944).Lutyens was a British architect known for imaginatively adapting traditional architectural styles to the requirements of his era. The architectural historian Gavin Stamp described him as “the greatest British architect of the twentieth (or of any other) century” and English Heritage identify him as “one of the greatest architects the country has ever produced”. More than 500 of his creations have been placed on the National Heritage List for England. See here for more information about this amazing architect and designer.
Dimensions: height: 138 width: 166 depth: 72