B.Boudon pianos, Lyon

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B.Boudon pianos, Lyon

Post by monymony » 19 Feb 2017, 01:11

Hello everybody. Any information about pianos by "B. Boudon, Lyon"? My friend has got one model of that and I would like to know more about it. Thanks. Mony.

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Re: B.Boudon pianos, Lyon

Post by Bill Kibby » 19 Feb 2017, 02:24

Nobody can tell you anything about an individual piano just from the name. Can you post photos here to show what the whole piano looks like?

I have no historical information about Boudon, they were in business from at least the 1890s to the 1920s.
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Re: B.Boudon pianos, Lyon

Post by monymony » 19 Feb 2017, 16:55

Ok. I share these photos. See you soon. ;*
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Re: B.Boudon pianos, Lyon

Post by Bill Kibby » 20 Feb 2017, 01:23

Unfortunately this is a very common style of French Pianino with "French Legs", made over such a long period that I have no idea how old this one might be. 1860S? 1890s? No dates of serial numbers are available. My guess was 1865, but Lieve Verbeeck tells me that Boudon was not established until 1891. I'm tempted to say this style didn't continue far into the 1900s.

Like British pianos of the period, many were either made for retailers by wholesalers, or small firms would buy in ready-made parts and build the pianos from them, so they look very much alike.

By the 1860s, many pianos like this were made by Bord, Erard, Elcke and Pleyel, and imitated by lesser-known makers.
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