19th c., French, the movement by Erard, serial #79425, 76 keys, the Louis XVI style case and lid with hand-painted panels of mytholigical scenes signed M.Hiolle, the soundboard inscribed "Par Brevet d'Invention Seb. & Pre Erard 13 & 21 rue du Mail Paris", approx. 39"h x 87"l x 54"w. According to the Erard Archives, the piano was finished in 1899, ebinesterie by M. Delmas, 53 rue de la Roquette, special order for Mme. Maillefer, Paris, 1900, signature likely an artist employed by M. Delmas.
Fair, slight warping to lid, scattered flaking, scratches, minor wood losses around edges, cracks in finish, some veneer loss on keys, in need of tuning and restoration