C. Bechstein Piano (1920s). Fine- on Linen. German...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionC. Bechstein Piano (1920s). Fine- on Linen. German Advertising Poster (23.75" X 37") Bruno Bielefeldt Artwork.
C. Bechstein pianos are considered outstanding for their quality standards. Their piano craftsmanship was initiated in 1853 with the foundation of the company in Berlin, Germany. Claude Debussy stated that piano music should only be written for Bechstein and the first Chief Conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Hans von Bülow, even compared the greatness of Bechstein to that of Stradivarius -- what one was for violins the other was for pianos. This 1920s advertising poster features beautiful artwork by Bruno Bielefeldt. This stone litho poster once displayed mild edge wear, very minor chips, and tears into the interior. There was a large tear in the image extending from the right border into the left side of the chandelier and down into a series of diagonal scratches. The borders have been airbrushed, and still visible is some unobtrusive staining at the lower edge of the image. The poster may have color fading. Fine- on Linen.
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.
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