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This music stand imitating black and gold Asian lacquer was made by the renowned French instrument maker and inventor Sebastian Erard. Besides harps and pianos, the Erard firm also specialized in at least two kinds of music stands: mahogany and “japanned and gilded” like this one. This duet...

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Gerald Wellesley (b. 1885- d. 1972), 7th Duke of Wellington; by descent within the family; sold by the descendants of Wellesley to H. Blairman and Sons, London. About 2002, acquired on the London art market by Horace Wood Brock, New York; 2010, gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2010)

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Gift of Horace Wood Brock

English, about 1810


Height x width: 119.4 cm (47 in.)

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Wood; beech, brass candleholders