I'm from Lima Perú and I've adquired an old piano and don't know much about it, I read that is from around 1890 or 1900.
It has serial number #40084 and underneath has number 19.
I would deeply apreciate any help to find more about this upright piano.
I'll look a bit further in the Sales Book tonight to see if I can find anything else.
I guess that Mr Hulsenbeck was a merchant, or had a school of music, for buying so many pianos. Erard used to sell a large number of pianos in South America. In the 1940's and early 1950's, a large part of the production went to Venezuela.
Sebastian Erard & Co., Mufical Inftrument maker, 18, Great Marlborough-ftreet.
However, Sebastien went to London in 1786 for prospecting the local market. He probably found that the competition would be too fierce, as a number of English pianoforte makers were already well established there.