J. Groetaers & zonen upright grand , Brussels, 1830

This eldest Belgian cabinet piano was designed for the 3rd ‘exposition générale à Bruxelles in 1830. This special design was drawn by the famous architect Timan-Francois Suys, who was also the architect at the royal court. This instrument has 4 pedals of ivory, which makes it an exceptional piano.  

Technical data:

  • Inscription: J. GROETARS & ZONEN
  • Compass: 6,5 octaves (CC-f'''')
  • Keyboard: naturals in ivory, sharps in ebony
  • Pedals: 4 in ivory: harp - una corda - forte - celeste
  • Dimensions: W 182 cm / D 61 cm / H 242 cm
  • Case: Lemon and amaranth veneer with mother-of-pearl motifs inlays according to drawing by T.F. Suys
  • Literature: VANDERVELLEN, P. "Le pianoforte dans les provinces belges (1761-1851)"
  • Chris Maene Collection number: CM 65 318
  • Location: 1 - Museum "Piano's Maene" Brussels

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