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19th Century Louis XIV Style Marquetry Baby Grand Piano by Collard & Collard


A very fine Anglo-French 19th century rosewood, palisander, amboyna and satinwood marquetry (inlaid) art-case baby grand piano, the works by "Collard & Collard". The intricately decorated marquetry top, sides and keyboard cover with designs of exotic flowers, floral bouquets and arrangements, acanthus, fruits and leaves, raised on three square legs with gilt bronze casters. The music board casted with the "Collard & Collard" logo, K-3 and stamped "H. Hinton". The same logo, but in marquetry, under the keyboard cover. The under case stamped "324", circa 1875-1900. Serial number: 142091 Collard & Collard - Frederick William Collard (baptised 1772, died 1860) was a British piano manufacturer. Collard, son of William and Thamosin Collard, was baptised at Wiveliscombe, Somerset, on 21 June 1772, and coming to London at the age of fourteen, obtained a situation in the house of Longman, Lukey, & Broderip, music publishers and pianoforte makers at 26 Cheapside. In 1799 Longman & Co. fell into commercial difficulties, and a new company, consisting of John Longman, Muzio Clementi, Frederick Augustus Hyde, F. W. Collard, Josiah Banger, and David Davis, took over the business, but on 28 June 1800 Longman and Hyde retired, and the firm henceforth was known as Muzio Clementi & Co. After some time William Frederick Collard was admitted a partner, and on 24 June 1817 Banger went out. On 24 June 1831 the partnership between F. W. Collard, W. F. Collard, and Clementi expired, and the two brothers continued the business until 24 June 1842, when W. F. Collard retired, and F. W. Collard, then sole proprietor, took into partnership his two nephews, Frederick William Collard, jun., and Charles Lukey Collard. After 1832 the pianos which had long borne the name of Clementi began to be called Collard & Collard, and many patents were in course of time taken out for improvements both in the action and the frame of the instruments. The firm soon gave up the business of music publishing, and confined themselves to pianoforte making, except that they had also the contract for supplying bugles, fifes, and drums to the regiments of the East India Company until 1858, when the government of India was transferred to the queen. About this time a novelty was brought out, which was suggested by an article in Chambers's Journal, a piano of the cottage class styled pianoforte for the people, which was sold in considerable numbers. To the Great Exhibition of 1851 Collard sent a grand, for which the musical jury awarded the council medal, but this award was not confirmed, owing to some feeling of jealousy. The firm suffered twice from large fires; on 20 March 1807 the manufactory in Tottenham Court Road was burnt to the ground, and on 10 Dec. 1851 a new manufactory in Oval Road, Camden Town, was entirely destroyed. F. W. Collard died at 26 Cheapside on 31 Jan. 1860, aged 88, having always lived in the same house since his arrival in London in 1786. William Frederick Collard, the brother and partner of the above, was baptised at Wiveliscombe on 25 Aug. 1776, and, in addition to an inventive genius respecting improvements in pianos, also developed a taste for lyric poetry. He retired from business in 1842, and died at Folkestone on 11 Oct. 1866. Length: 72 inches (182.9 cm) Width: 55 1/2 inches (141 cm) Height (Top Closed): 40 1/4 inches (102.2 cm).  


  • Condition
    Excellent. A truly magnificent looking piano. In excellent condition. Minor touch-ups and restorations to the case. Some age stress hair-lines on veneer. It will require some fine tuning at destination at buyers cost. A powerful and great sounding piano..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions

    H 40.25 in. x W 72 in. x D 55.50 in.

    H 102.24 cm x W 182.88 cm x D 140.97 cm

  • Seller location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Seller reference number
    Ref.: A2235
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