Paris and Brussels, 1920. Circa 1920s. Slender 8vo, silver-embossed cream fold-over paper portfolio with "Gaveau Paris" on the upper side and a design in silver on the lower. Folder a little soiled but a pretty piece. With a rare survival of thin tissue internal wrapper with a similar all-over design in black. The company was established in 1847 and at one time was one of the three largest piano makers in France. Certain model are still manufactured. Some constructed with artistic cabinets and some equipped with pneumatic systems. Printed title page, view of their 1020 seat concert hall on Rue la Boétie built in 1905-6 and still in use, and 31 loose full page plates of pianos on thick paper. Eight plates are color lithographs by Chazelle, including designs by Ruhlmann, Jansen, and Sue et Mare in Art Deco room settings. . Fold-over Portfolio. Fine. Slender 8vo. (Inventory #: 004478)
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