Early 19th Century English Maple and Gilt Bronze Double Action Harp by J. Erat
Decorate a living room or a boudoir with this elegant antique Regency pedal harp. Crafted in England by Jacob. Erat, London. The double action musical instrument features 42 strings recently replaced to the gilt foliate decorated faux rosewood sound board. The grained soundboard with five swell doors is further decorated on the inside with hand painted chinoiserie motifs. The fluted column is embellished at the neck with gilded cherub faces, caryatids, leaf decor and rams head figures. The base decorated with acanthus leaf motifs, is mounted with seven brass pedals on paw feet, and embellished with dolphin figures decorations in gilt. The harp is in good condition with a rich bronze and patinated finish and has engravings which reads: “J. Erat Maker Wardour Street Soho London 878”. Jacob Erat (1768-1821), the harp maker, worked in the Erard factory as foreman in the late 18th century. He then set up on his own business “The Erat Harp Manufactory” at 100 Wardour Street, London, and moved to larger premises at 23 Berners Street in 1817. Following Jacob Erat’s death in 1821, his sons took over the business and continued making harps until 1858. Measures: 32″ W x 28″ D x 66.5″ H.
|Dimensions||32" W x 28" D x 66.5" H|
Early 19th Century