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Lot 656: SEBASTIEN ÉRARD (1752-1831), NEO-GOTHIC HARP
27 October 2016
Lisbon, ., PortugalLive Auction
Description: SEBASTIEN ÉRARD (1752-1831), NEO-GOTHIC HARP in golden yellow metal, coated in kingwood and profusely decorated with golden stucco. Seven pedals of double percussion, with inscriptions of the model number "2395" and "13, Rue du Mail, Paris". Missings and defects. 19th century, C. 1835-50. Dim. 179
Notes: # Born in Strasbourg, Sébastien Érard goes to Paris when he was 16 years old and begins working as apprentice on the manufacture of musical instruments. In 1777 he formally starts his own business and acquires great prestige in the Court, becoming the off