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Lot 0734
Louis Benoit, France Exhibition upright piano, circa 1880, the case executed in black lacquer with gilt, mother-of-pearl, and bone inlay in the Italian Renaissance taste, the upper panel centering a bone marquetry lyre and ribbons flanked by musicians amidst gilt acanthus scrollwork and mother-of-pearl accents, the music rack decorated with bone marquetry flourishes amidst gilt scrollwork and mother-of-pearl accents, the fall centering a marquetry bone musical trophy flanked by conforming scrollwork, and the back panel centering a bone inlay urn with conforming scrollwork and mother-of-pearl accents, the whole rising on cabriole legs with gilt metal mounted knees and paw form sabots, having an attached label reading '1st Prix a l'Exposition de Sydenham de 1865, Louis Benoit, 58 Rue Des Eclusesst Martin, Paris,' 47"h x 61.5"w x 26.5"d.

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Louis Benoit, France Exhibition piano, c. 1880, 47"h

Estimate $6,000 - $8,000Feb 11, 2017