In 1839 Erard inovated his ‘piano en forme de clavecin’ and he immediately used the term ‘piano à queue’. The case was given a new shape that survived for almost 100 years. The tuning block was reinforced with iron and the treble was improved with the ‘barre harmonique’. Serial number 14564 was brought to Franz Liszt in Paris on May 22nd 1840. This instrument is identical to the Erard (1840) from the Chris Maene Collection.

Technical data:

  • Inscription: par brevet d‘invention Erard Paris
  • Compass: 6,5 octaves (CC-g‘‘‘‘)
  • Keyboard: naturals in ivory, sharps in ebony
  • Pedals: 2 - una corda, forte
  • Dimensions: L 240 cm / W 130 cm
  • Case: mahogany double banded
  • Serial number: 15182
  • Chris Maene Collection number: CM 43 214
  • Condition: in restoration
  • Location: 3 - Museum headquarters "Piano's Maene" Ruiselede

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