Grovesteen & Hale
Grovesteen & Hale was one of the handful of names associated with the piano maker J.H. Grovesteen. J. H. Grovesteen began building pianos as early as 1825, and ventured into several different successful partnerships over the next several decades. In 1846, Grovesteen went into partnership with William Senior, establishing the Grovesteen & Senior Piano Company in New York. In 1847, the name of the firm changed to Senior & Grovesteen. In 1848, Grovesteen ended his partnership with Senior, and he formed his own company under the Grovesteen & Company name. In 1854, Grovesteen went into partnership with William Truslow, forming the Grovesteen & Truslow Piano Company. His partnership ended with Truslow in 1857, and Grovesteen once again built pianos under his own name until yet another partnership with Joseph Hale in 1861. This firm was known as the Grovesteen & Hale Piano Company. Joseph Hale left the firm in 1863, so once again Grovesteen built pianos under his own name for several years until 1869 when John I. Fuller joined the firm. The firm was then known as Grovesteen & Fuller for the duration of its operation.
Grovesteen & Hale only produced square grand pianos between 1861 - 1863, and their instruments are exceedingly rare today. All Grovesteen & Hale instruments are of museum caliber today, and worthy of the finest restoration available.
Grovesteen & Hale Advertisement
Mid-19th Century Advertisement From Grovesteen & Hale Piano Company, Circa 1862
19th Century Advertisements For Grovesteen & Company, Circa 1880