The famous Walter Cave Bechstein model 9 is not only a superb instrument but a chance to own a significant piece from the highly collectable Arts and Craft movement. The same model is displayed at Shaw’s Corner, the home of George Bernard Shaw. There are few known examples and even fewer in such superb original condition. The piano mechanism has been fully restored to the highest standard.
Walter Frederick Cave (17 September 1863 – 7 January 1939) was an English architect and interior designer. He worked initially in the Arts and Crafts style, and latterly in the Classical Revival. Cave was educated at Eton before studying art at the Royal Academy Schools and then architecture under Arthur W. Blomfield. In 1889 he set up a practice in London and joined the Art Workers’ Guild. Maple & Co. exhibited a piano designed by Cave for Bechstein at the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society, of which Cave was later president.
Satin Black. 118cm.