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Erard Pedal Harp, Antique See original listing
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Manufacturer refurbished
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May 12, 2011 14:38:25 PDT
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US $25,600.00
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Lynchburg, VA, United States

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Manufacturer refurbished: An item that has been professionally restored to working order by a manufacturer or ... Read moreabout the condition
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Fully restored 19th C recital quality harp

 This Erard harp was built in Paris about 1895.  It is the only one of its kind that I have seen in 20 years of restoring antique harps.  When it arrived it was in the best condition of any Erard of this vintage that we have encountered in our shop, where we restore over 20 antique instruments per year.  Even the feet had no dings or dents!  It is a magnificent instrument, with carved and gilded scroll-work, and ormolu (cast brass) ornaments that are in perfect shape.  All the ornaments are original.  This is a real rosewood harp - not maple stained to resemble rosewood. It has the final version of Erard's "Perfect Mechanism" with the deep neck and external linkages, and is one of the smoothest mechanisms of this type that I have played.

We disassembled the harp, made and installed a new soundboard, overhauled the mechanism, and rebuilt the neck.  We also re-finished and re-gilded the harp with 22kt gold leaf. Except for the soundboard it is all original.  The soundboard has the complex taper characteristic of the finer Erard harps, so it was hand-planed in a precise taper from the center to the outside as well as from the bass end to treble.

The sound of this instrument will surprise one who has never played an instrument with this sophisticated soundboard.  It will easily compete with any current production harp that I have heard, with a rich, full bass, and an even sound throughout its 46-string range (7th octave C through 0 octave f).

I know of only three harps of this type that ever made it to the US, and one of those has already been purchased in un-restored condition and returned to France. Because of the complex ornaments, rare wood, and fine finish this was probably the most expensive offering from Erard's shops when it was new. It is truly a spectacular musical instrument to see and to hear!

This harp is being sold with a new, custom fitted transport cover.

Because of the nature of this instrument it should be picked up at our shop.  Shipping can be arranged if necessary, but I prefer to place this instrument in the hands of its new owner.  Contact me for payment methods to pay on pickup.  A $500 deposit via PayPal is required within 48 hours of completion of this auction.

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