Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sebastian Erard Antique Harp

This is an exquisite antique harp that is being restored in our shop.  It dates from about 1797 and was crafted by Sebastian Erard, a renown French instrument maker who specialized in harps and pianos.  Erard filed several patents for designs of both the harp and the piano.  He made pianos for Beethoven among other notable musicians of the time.  In addition, Erard was the personal harp maker for Louis XV and the Czar of Russia.

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