Piano; Erard (estab. 1777, closed 1971); 1906; XAH.Y.51.1

From

Alberton

Name/Title

Piano

About this object

Piano; an Erard upright piano, made from rosewood. Inlaid in the front of the piano is a decorative panel in satinwood in a neoclassical design. There are carved scrolling supports at each side below the keyboard. Two brass candle sconces flank the panel, and the piano has two brass pedals. This piano was made in France in 1906.

Allan Kerr Taylor's second wife Sophia was a strikingly attractive woman interested in drama, art and music. She sang in the church choir and at local concerts, and also played the piano. This fine Erard piano is still in the house, together with a large collection of sheet music for voice, piano, organ, and many libretti.

For more information about the Kerr Taylor family and Alberton, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Maker

Erard (estab. 1777, closed 1971)

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

1906

Medium and Materials

rosewood; satinwood; brass

Measurements

130.7 x 152 x 68cm

Credit Line

Collection of Alberton, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Piano

Object number

XAH.Y.51.1

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

This object is from
Alberton   Alberton
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