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Stieff, Charles M.
The Charles M. Stieff Piano Company was established in Baltimore, Maryland in 1842. Charles M. Stieff had a fantastic reputation, and they built exceptional pianos. During the 20th Century, many dealers sold the Stieff Piano alongside of some of the most expensive piano lines as an affordable alternative. Stieff pianos are commonly referred to as ‘the poor man’s Steinway’, and were often sold as a second line in higher end Steinway dealerships throughout the 20th Century.
Brand names built by Charles M. Stieff included Shaw, Bennett-Brettz, Davies & Sons, and Leslie Brothers. Pianos manufactured by Charles M. Stieff are consistently some of the finest pianos we see come through our restoration shop today, and most of them are well worth restoration and preservation. Sadly, Stieff closed operations and was liquidated in 1951.
INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

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Charles M. Stieff Sales Catalog
Charles M. Stieff Illustrated Sales Catalog, Circa 1915
Charles M. Stieff Pamphlet
Early 20th Century sales pamphlet from the Charles M. Stieff Piano Company, Circa 1908
20th Century Stieff Advertisements
20th Century Advertisements For The Charles M. Stieff Piano Company
19th Century Stieff Advertisements
19th Century Advertisements For The Charles M. Stieff Piano Company
19th Century Stieff Advertisements
19th Century Advertisements For The Charles M. Stieff Piano Company
19th Century Stieff Advertisements
19th Century Advertisements For The Charles M. Stieff Piano Company
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Charles M. Stieff Parlor Grand Piano

$22,000.00

Charles M. Stieff Pianos Were Often Sold As “The Poor Man’s Steinway”, And Were Sold Along Side Steinway Pianos As An Affordable Alternative To The Costlier Brand.

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Stieff Victorian Upright Piano

$12,500.00

Charles M. Stieff Pianos Were Often Sold As “The Poor Man’s Steinway”, And Were Sold Along Side Steinway Pianos As An Affordable Alternative To The Costlier Brand.