A fine example of the sumptuous Belle Epoque era. An incredible rococo style musical garland carved front panel, heavily carved supporting legs and gilt seahorse scones with rococo seashell stylized case handles. We have had the candle sconces and case handles professionally electroplated in 24-carat gold to restore their original striking character and bring out the very fine details of the original metalwork castings. The instrument has a graceful black ebonized case and fine original ivory and ebony keys. The instrument is vertical strung and overdamped with an old-world sound and charm. It has been carefully regulated by ourselves. .