Our Erard Grand piano has been in the family since I was a little girl. My mom and I were wondering about its history. We can't find the serial number information online. The only number I saw on the piano is 113987. Would love help finding out how old it is and the history. Thanks,
there is a link to Erards' online archive.
The number suggests that it might be around 1869, but dating a piano purely on the basis of numbers is not always as simple as it seems.
Can you post photos here to show us what the whole piano looks like?
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If you find old references or links on this site to pianogen.org, they should refer to pianohistory.info