PIANOFORTE by Erard, London, 1843
The property of Mr. Alec Cobbe.
This instrument belonged to Chopin’s pupil, Jane Stirling.
An inscription at the front of the instrument records that it was
chosen for her by the composer, Julius Benedict, as she was then
living in Paris. The piano would have reached her in Paris in 1843
when she became Chopin's pupil. Chopin would have first played the
2 Nocturnes, opus 55, on it which he dedicated to her in that year.