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Bechstein Model IV Upright Piano with an Arts and Crafts Style Case, Designed by Walter Cave. Cabinet Features Architectural Candlesticks, Ornate Brass Hinges, Cut Out Fretwork in a Scrolling Floral Design

 

  Bechstein Model IV Upright Piano with an Arts and Crafts Style, Mahogany Case,
Designed by Walter Cave at Besbrode Pianos Leeds:

 
Walter Frederick Cave (17 September 1863 7 January 1939) was an English architect and interior designer. He worked initially in the Arts and Crafts style, and latterly in the Classical Revival. Cave was educated at Eton before studying art at the Royal Academy Schools and then architecture under Arthur W. Blomfield. In 1889 he set up a practice in London and joined the Art Workers' Guild. Maple & Co. exhibited a piano designed by Cave for Bechstein at the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society, of which Cave was later president.
The Arts and Crafts Movement was an international design movement that flourished between 1860 and 1910. The movement developed first and most fully in the British Isles, but spread across the British Empire and to the rest of Europe and North America. It was largely a reaction against the perceived impoverished state of the decorative arts at the time and the conditions in which they were produced. It stood for traditional craftsmanship using simple forms and often applied medieval, romantic or folk styles of decoration. It advocated economic and social reform and has been said to be essentially anti-industrial.


Bechstein Upright Piano with an Arts and Crafts Mahogany Case with Sculptural Candlesticks and Ornate Hinges.
Bechstein Upright Piano with an Arts and Crafts Mahogany Case with Sculptural Candlesticks and Ornate Hinges. Cabinet Features and Ornate Fretwork Panel in a Floral Design. Designed by English Architect Walter Cave. © Sophie Pitcher Photography
 
Bechstein Upright Piano Brass Nameplate on Piano Fall
Bechstein Upright Piano Brass Nameplate on Piano Fall. © Sophie Pitcher Photography
 
echstein Upright Piano Simple, Functional, Fretted Musical Desk
Bechstein Upright Piano Simple, Functional, Fretted Musical Desk. © Sophie Pitcher Photography
 
Bechstein Upright Piano Ornate, Brass Hinges
Bechstein Upright Piano Ornate, Brass Hinges. © Sophie Pitcher Photography
 
Bechstein Upright Piano Ornate, Brass Hinges
Bechstein Upright Piano Ornate, Brass Hinges. © Sophie Pitcher Photography
 
Bechstein Upright Piano Ornate, Brass Hinges
Bechstein Upright Piano Ornate, Brass Hinges. © Sophie Pitcher Photography
 
Bechstein Upright Piano Cut Out, Fretwork Panel in a Scrolling Floral Design
Bechstein Upright Piano Cut Out, Fretwork Panel in a Scrolling Floral Design. © Sophie Pitcher Photography
 
Bechstein Model IV Upright Instrument
Bechstein Model IV Upright Instrument. © Images Sophie Pitcher Photography
 
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