E. Vits upright piano, Ghent, 1880

In Ghent, Vits was one of the earliest piano builders who had a major influence on the music scene in the city. This piano with an over-abundant design is one of the most peculiar pianos ever built in Ghent. With this design and decoration the builder could compete with several renowned piano builders.

Technical data:

  • Inscription: Emile Vits Fournisseur du Conserevatoire Royal 24 Rue des champs Gand
  • Compass: 7 octaves (AAA-a''''')
  • Keyboard: naturals in ivory, sharps in ebony
  • Pedals: 2: una corda - forte
  • Dimensions: W 160 cm / D 65 cm / H 138 cm
  • Case: An Art-case sculpted with paintings on copperplate
  • Chris Maene Collection number: CM 64 178
  • Location: 1 - Museum "Piano's Maene" Brussels

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