Collard & Collard Vintage Rare 19th Century Concert Grand Piano circa 1864
I am pleased to offer this 85 key Collard & Collard vintage and rare 19th Century concert grand piano from circa 1864. Serial # is 101514.
This classic and very rare piano is 100% original with scrolled leaf carving, pierced music rack and slide-out candelabra boards. The burled rosewood with the French lacquer finish is absolutely beautiful. It is one of the features that set this piano out from later instruments. Great soundboard and refurbished interior. It is in remarkably pristine condition and one of the best examples of this historic piano. Piano measures 8′ 7″.
According to the owner: “meticulously kept and lovingly cared for in our family for over 45 years! Moving abroad and must sadly finally part ways.”
Based on it’s quality and unique one of a kind nature, this gem was appraised in late 2013 for $33,700 and $37,000. Current pricing is below the above appraised value.
Collard & Collard, over time, distinguished itself for creating unique pianos for royalty and other powerful leaders during the 19th century. This beautiful piano was specially constructed of the finest and most expensive woods and veneers of its day, including burled rosewood with French lacquer finish..
It’s breathtakingly beautiful! Shown by appointment only to serious and qualified buyers.
History of Collard & Collard Pianos:
The illustrious Collard & Collard Piano Company was originally established as ‘Longman & Broderip’ in 1767. Longman & Broderip was a music publishing house, but the firm also built a number of pianos and organs. The first listing for Longman & Broderip was at 26 Cheapside, London, later at 15 Haymarket, London. The famous composer and piano virtuoso, Muzio Clementi (whose music was published by Longman & Broderip) invested heavily in the firm, ultimately creating an association with F. W. and W. P. Collard under the name of ‘Clementi & Company’. Because of Clementi’s fame and fortune, the firm was very successful and grew at a rapid pace. F. W. Collard was also a mechanical genius, and he was awarded several patents for piano design and construction, and instruments by the firm were a sensation across Europe. Muzio Clementi retired by 1815 and the name of the firm was changed to ‘Collard & Collard’. During the middle 19th Century, the firm was managed by Charles Lukey Collard, and he continued to move the firm to the forefront of piano manufacturing in Europe, making Collard & Collard one of the most popular and successful European piano manufacturers of all time. In 1929, the firm was sold to the Chappell Piano Company of London, and the Collard & Collard name was produced until about 1960.
Piano is located in Herndon, VA. for inspection.
Terms & Conditions
This item is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied unless there is a warranty in effect from the factory. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected this item, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer’s request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the item.
Buyer is responsible for cost of shipping but seller may be able to assist in arranging shipping. I can be reached at (630) 567-0066 to discuss the item.