Erard, Paris Gothic Harp Maple and Gold c1850. Sebastian Erard was the harp maker in Paris who designed the double action system for the harp which is found with minor variations in all modern harps. He considered it prudent to move to London at the time of the Revolution where he established a second factory. The harp illustrated is a relatively late production of the Paris factory designed by his nephew Pierre with the full 47 string specification which is comparatively rare.
Signed/Inscribed : Erard, Paris numbered 1885
Dimensions : 54.00cm wide 179.00cm high 112.00cm deep