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Kranich & Bach
One of the most innovative and advanced piano makers of the 19th Century was the Kranich & Bach Piano Company of New York. Kranich & Bach was established in 1864, and they were known for building extremely well made, expensive pianos. They were known for their lavish use of exotic woods and extravagant cabinet styles, as well as their superior tone and construction. By 1891, Kranich & Bach claimed to have built and sold as many as 25,000 pianos nationwide. Kranich & Bach was awarded many patents throughout the 19th & 20th Centuries, many of which are considered well ahead of their time today. In the early 20th Century Kranich & Bach produced a line of very small baby grand pianos called the ‘Grandette’. These pianos were designed to get the most tone and volume possible from a very small instrument. The Grandette was quite popular and sold very well. Like so many other American piano companies, Kranich & Bach was taken over by the huge Aeolian-American Corporation, and they continued to build Kranich & Bach pianos until the 1980s. Antique Kranich & Bach pianos are a bit unique in their design, but overall are some of the finest pianos we see come through our restoration shop.
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Kranich & Bach Catalog 1891
Lovely illustrated sales catalog from Kranich & Bach Piano Company, Circa 1891
Kranich & Bach 1912
Early 20th Century illustrated sales catalog from Kranich & Bach Piano Company, Circa 1912
20th Century Kranich & Bach Advertisements
Early 10th Century Advertisements for Kranich & Bach Piano Company
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19th Century Advertisements for Kranich & Bach Piano Company
19th Century Advertisements for Kranich & Bach Piano Company
19th Century Advertisements for Kranich & Bach Piano Company
19th Century Advertisements for Kranich & Bach Piano Company
19th Century Advertisements for Kranich & Bach Piano Company
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Kranich & Bach Ebony Parlor Grand Piano

$18,000.00

This Victorian Kranich & Bach Parlor Grand is an unusual example of the less ornate piano models that were beginning to become popular in the latter part of the 19th Century. It is a bit more simple and elegant and not as ornate as most pianos from the e