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Our range of unique, art cased pianos from the height of European piano making

 
 
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Leeds Conservatoire Piano Competition Finals 2024 sponsored by Besbrode Pianos. For the ninth year, we welcome back the Leeds Conservatoire students to compete for 500 and their own prizewinning recital at Seven Arts,Chapel Allerton. We have now reached the finals of this year's competition and the contestants have been whittled down to four. Watch the pianists battle it out head-to-head for this coveted prize.  Join us  on Sunday 21st April. Performances start at 14:30pm. Free Entry. All Welcome
 
Our range of unique, art cased pianos from the height of European piano making. Around the turn of the twentieth century a period of prosperity inspired an interest in culture and the arts. As the only source of music in the home, the domestic importance of the piano was at its peak. At this time the wealthy commissioned bespoke, art cased pianos as visible status symbols to stand as centrepieces in a room. Technical innovation of the instrument had reached its maturity prompting a flourish in custom made, luxurious cases. The breathtaking craftsmanship illustrated by these pianos reflect a climactic time in piano making and stand as monuments to the position of the piano in social history. By 1905, gramophone and disc recordings were available allowing the passive enjoyment of music.
 
 
All pianos on our website are on display in our Leeds showroom, ready to play. If you are interested in trying any of our pianos listed below, click for directions how to find us.
 
     
 Renaissance style, Gebruder Knake upright piano for sale with an ornately carved, oak case. Cabinet features front panels carved with arabesque style, flowers, foliage and a central lyre. Seated dragons recline at the base of the Classical columnar, piano legs. Gothic tracery and arches feature strongly throughout the cabinet architecture. A 1979, Louis XV style, Steinway Model O grand piano for sale with an off-white case and ornately carved, cabriole legs. Entire cabinet features Rococo style, carvings accented with gilt detail. Rococo style, Francke upright piano for sale with an ornately carved, mahogany case and reverse scroll legs.
     
Renaissance style, Gebruder Knake upright piano for sale with an ornately carved, oak case. Seated dragons recline at the base of the Classical columnar, piano legs.
£POA
A 1979, Louis XV style, Steinway Model O grand piano for sale with an off-white case and ornately carved, cabriole legs. Entire cabinet features Rococo style, carvings accented with gilt detail
£POA
Rococo style, Francke upright piano for sale with an ornately carved, mahogany case and reverse scroll legs
£20,000
     
     
Pleyel Grand Piano Arts and Crafts Lipp grand piano for sale inlaid with ivory Antique, Georg Fortner upright piano for sale with an ornately carved, mahogany case and ornate candlesticks. Cabinet features carved flowers, foliage, musical instruments and grotesque heads on each piano cheek.
     
Unique, 1893, Pleyel Grand Piano For Sale Hand-Painted with Fairies, Satyrs, Nudes, Monkeys, Mythical Creatures, Birds, Flowers. Signed by Georges Meunier, Poster Artist. Piano has Six Cabriole Legs with Scroll Feet
£175,500
Arts and Crafts, Lipp Grand Piano For Sale with a Mahogany Case Inlaid with Geometric Designs. Case features ornate brass hinges
£45,500
Antique, Georg Fortner upright piano for sale with an ornately carved, mahogany case and ornate candlesticks. Cabinet features carved flowers, foliage, musical instruments and grotesque heads on each piano cheek
£POA
     
     
Ibach grand piano German Late Renaissance style, Pfaffe upright piano for sale with a walnut case, mock roll top piano fall and barley twist legs A Neo-Bechstein electric grand piano with a mahogany case
     
A 1916, German Arts and Crafts, Ibach Grand Piano with a Mahogany Case and Carved Panel Detail. Piano Cheeks Feature Square Cut Indents. Music Desk Features Twisted Brass Spindles. Designed by Dutch Architect Pierre Joseph Hubert Cuypers
£29,500
< German Late Renaissance style, Pfaffe upright piano for sale with a walnut case, mock roll top piano fall and barley twist legs. Cabinet features an openwork panel that acts as a sound box. Entire cabinet covered with ornate carvings of anthemions, shells, acanthus, strapwork and flowers. Piano is unique and was exibited in the German Industrial and Art Fair in Berlin 1896.
£POA
Neo-Bechstein Electric Grand Piano with a Mahogany Case
£100,000
     
     
A Gerhard Adam upright piano with a Modernist almost Brutalist style oak case A 1912, Steinway Vertegrand upright piano for sale with a quartered walnut case. Cabinet features carvings of rolling waves, strapwork and beading highlighted with gold. Piano has spiral, fluted Sheraton legs also carved with waves and leaves, highlighted with gold. Piano was commissioned for the RMS Olympic Liner, sister to the Titanic. Acrylic, Steinhoven Transparent, Baby Grand Piano
     
A 1926, Gerhard Adam upright piano with a Modernist Almost Brutalist Style, Oak Case. Cabinet Features Intentional, Aggressive Lines and Modular Planes
£12,500
RMS Olympic Liner, 1912, Steinway Vertegrand Upright Piano with a Carved, Quartered, Walnut Case and Fluted, Sheraton Legs with Gold Accents
£POA
Acrylic, Steinhoven Baby Grand Piano For Sale with a Transparent, Acrylic Case. Would Look Fantastic on a Stage Lit Up by LED's
£19,000
     
     
Besbrode Pianos Leeds upright piano Empire style, 1901, Ibach model 2 grand piano for sale with a mahogany case and gate legs. Entire cabinet decorated with ormolu mounts featuring scenes of greek gods and goddesses and wreaths. An 1895, English Gothic style, Ibach upright piano for sale with a carved, oak case and inlaid panels featuring traditional folk art motifs
     
Besbrode Pianos Upright For Sale. Uniquely finished with Aluminium and Leather. Specially cCommissioned for the Frankfurt Fair 2000
£6450
Empire style, 1901, Ibach model 2 grand piano for sale with a mahogany case and gate legs. Entire cabinet decorated with ormolu mounts featuring scenes of greek gods and goddesses and wreaths
£POA
An 1895, English Gothic style, Ibach upright piano for sale with a carved, oak case and inlaid panels featuring traditional folk art motifs
£10,000
     
     
A German upright piano with a Neoclassical style walnut case and cup and cover legs. Cabinet features ornately carved pilasters in high reief and copper sconces in a sea monster design.  A 1918, Soren Jensen grand piano for sale with a maple case, ornately carved music desk and bronze nude, caryatid legs. Cabinet features hand-painted ovals by Gudmund Hentze. An 1899, Chinese Chippendale style, Schiedmayer grand piano for sale with a flame mahogany case and Malborough legs with applied fret carvings. Cabinet features Chinese scenes in embossed Japanning with gilt ornament.
     
A German upright piano with a Neoclassical style walnut case and cup and cover legs. Cabinet features ornately carved pilasters in high reief and copper sconces in a sea monster design
£15,000
A 1918, Soren Jensen grand piano for sale with a maple case, ornately carved music desk and bronze nude, caryatid legs. Cabinet features hand-painted ovals by Gudmund Hentze
£POA
An 1899, Chinese Chippendale style, Schiedmayer grand piano for sale with a flame mahogany case and Malborough legs with applied fret carvings. Cabinet features Chinese scenes in embossed Japanning with gilt ornament
£POA
     
     
A 1904, Rococo Style, Steinway Model B grand piano for sale with an ornately carved, case with gilt accents and scroll foot cabriole legs. Entire cabinet features exquisite hand-painted scenes in fete galante style Reconditioned, 2002, Steinway Model V upright piano with a polished, black case with brass fittings. Piano frame signed by Lang Lang. An 1899 Bluthner grand piano with a rosewood case. Cabinet decorated with Art Nouveau and Empire style elements. It was showcased at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. Piano originally the property of King Edward VII, residing at the Ballroom in Malborough House.
     
A 1904, Rococo Style, Steinway Model B grand piano for sale with an ornately carved, case with gilt accents and scroll foot cabriole legs. Entire cabinet features exquisite hand-painted scenes in fete galante style
£100,000
Reconditioned, 2002, Steinway Model V upright piano with a polished, black case with brass fittings. Piano frame signed by Lang Lang.
£35,000
An 1899, Bluthner grand piano with a rosewood case. Cabinet decorated with Art Nouveau and Empire style elements. It was showcased at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. Piano originally the property of King Edward VII, residing at the Ballroom in Malborough House
£POA
     
     
A 1912, Weber upright piano for sale with a flame mahogany case and turned, fluted legs. Cabinet inlaid with a stylised, Neoclassical design featuring geometric forms in a variety of woods  Arts and Crafts style, 1905, Steinway upright piano for sale with a figured, mahogany case and large sculptural legs. Cabinet features a music desk in a three arch design with cut-out inverted hearts backed with red felt. An 1897, Arts and Crafts style, Bechstein upright piano with a rosewood case, fretwork panels and ornate brass hinges in a stylised floral design. Unique design by Walter Cave.
     
A 1912, Weber upright piano for sale with a flame mahogany case and turned, fluted legs. Cabinet inlaid with a stylised, Neoclassical design featuring geometric forms in a variety of woods
£12,000
Arts and Crafts style, 1905, Steinway upright piano for sale with a figured, mahogany case and large sculptural legs. Cabinet features a music desk in a three arch design with cut-out inverted hearts backed with red felt
£10,000
An 1897, Arts and Crafts style, Bechstein upright piano with a rosewood case, fretwork panels and ornate brass hinges in a stylised floral design. Unique design by Walter Cave.
£50,000
     
     
Restored, Ascherburg upright piano with a rosewood case and turned, faceted legs. Cabinet inlaid with a Neoclassical design in a variety of woods  A 1907, Ibach grand piano for sale with a chequered, cherry case, openwork music desk and gate legs with black spindles. Piano one of two designed for Richard Strauss Bespoke 1903, Steinway Model O grand piano for sale with a polished, rosewood case and spade legs. Piano has an eighty-eight note keyboard and a two-pedal lyre.
     
Restored, Ascherburg upright piano with a rosewood case and turned, faceted legs. Cabinet inlaid with a Neoclassical design in a variety of woods
£21,000
A 1907, Ibach grand piano for sale with a chequered, cherry case, openwork music desk and gate legs with black spindles. Piano one of two designed for Richard Strauss
£POA
Bespoke 1903, Steinway Model O grand piano for sale with a polished, rosewood case and custom-made music desk featuring cut-out hearts
£POA
     
     
Arts and Crafts style, 'Manxman' Broadwood Piano with an Oak Case and Brass Strap Hinges. Designed by M. H. Baillie Scott. Unrestored, 1899, Arts and Crafts style, Bechstein upright piano with a walnut case, ornate brass hinges and large sculptural candlesticks. Designed by Walter Cave.
     
Arts and Crafts style, 'Manxman' Broadwood Piano with an Oak Case and Brass Strap Hinges. Designed by M. H. Baillie Scott.
£8000
An 1899, Arts and Crafts style, Bechstein upright piano with a walnut case, ornate brass hinges and large sculptural candlesticks. Designed by Walter Cave.
£4500
     
     
     
     
     
 
 
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