Antique Style Pianos

The 18th century was a rich period when it came to the arts and decorative techniques. Pleyel craftsmen create this style of instruments by reproducing classical ornamental painting using methods such as arabesques, sculptures, mouldings, gilding, tempera and patinas to produce exceptional works of art. Working by hand and using traditional methods, the Pleyel heritage painters skillfully highlight the palette of hues unique to each design.  The motifs, legs, music stands and medallions are also borrowed from the artistic repertoire of the time.

Directoire

Directoire

Year of first production: 2008. This was a special order for a Russian datcha.

With a pronounced taste for the geometrical forms allying the discreet curves and the straight line without rigidity, this piano is painted in pale tones as white, grey, lime tree or green.
Enhanced by blue and red medallions of colour and by birds with ornaments inspired by Greek art (pan flutes, lyres, urns), the bottom patinated ivory is raised by nets of paint and a fine gilt. The inside of the lid is a wink to the style Pompeian with a marbled patina. As for the furniture of the time, the inside of the instrument is in mahogany.

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Sinfonia (Louis XVI)

Sinfonia (Louis XVI)

Year of first production: 2005. This was first a special order for a Palazzo in Venice.

The 18th century was a rich period in the arts field and decorative techniques. Pleyel craftsmen perform this style, and achieve the decor by using ancient style paintings, sculptures, gold gilding, and patinas in order to produce exceptional art works.
Working on the hand and on the former way the patina and gilt, the Pleyel painters specialized in decorative paintings highlight with great art the range of nuances of tints appropriate to every drawing. The legs and medallions are also borrowed from the Marie-Antoinette style of this time.
Its musical volume is impressive and from the deep and colorful bass section to the bright and subtle treble tones, its tone is magnificent. Delicacy and harmony for this beautiful instrument which is as equally suited to a chamber music concert as to a more intimate setting.
This brand new piano decorated in an 18th century style points out the mix between traditional craftsmanship and the modern piano making performances.

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Cappriccio

Cappriccio

Year of first production: 2009. This was first a special order for a chalet in Gstaad.

The 18th century was a rich period in the arts field and decorative techniques. Pleyel craftsmen perform this style, and achieve the decor by using ancient style paintings, sculptures, gold gilding, patinas in order to produce exceptional art works.
This brand new piano decorated in an 18th century style points out the marriage between traditional craftsmanship and the performance of a contemporary harmonic structure and action.

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Doré

Doré

Year of first production: 2010. This was first a special order for a French château (private residence).

This piano was completely gilded in the highest quality tradition, with hand-painted decorative paintings inspired by Nicolas Poussin. Ornamental paints in the oil for the romantic scenes, fluted legs in the Louis XVI style, romantic lyre and sculptured ears.
Created thanks to the talent of highly-skilled craftsmen, masters cabinet makers, gilders and our painter in decorative paintings specialist of the time, this piano of 17th inspiration is a reinterpretation of a historic model belonging to the private collection Pleyel. The model of origin says "Stage" had been manufactured and published to 3 copies in 1898, and presented to the World Fair of 1899.

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