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Vose & Sons
Like most Boston makers, Vose & Sons built truly exceptional pianos. The firm was originally established in 1851 by James Whiting Vose on Washington Street in Boston. In the 19th Century, Boston was home to a large population of old world craftsmen who had immigrated to the United States from the old country. These craftsmen possessed amazing skill in woodworking and piano building, and Vose was in a position to take full advantage of this amazingly skilled workforce. Vose built a number of high quality square grand, upright and grand pianos under the name ‘James W. Vose’ during this era. James Vose brought his sons into the business and established the firm of ‘Vose & Sons’ in 1889. In the 1920s, Vose & Sons built a new state-of-the-art factory in Watertown, Greater Boston. Not long after, the Great Depression hit and the firm was forced to become a part of the huge Aeolian-American Corporation. The Vose name continued to be manufactured until the 1980s when Aeolian went out of business. Vose & Sons is consistently one of the finest pianos we see come through our restoration shop today.
INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

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Vose & Sons Catalog 1889
Rare Illustrated Sales Catalog from Vose & Sons Piano Company, circa 1889
Vose & Sons Catalog 1911
Large illustrated sales catalog from Vose & Sons Piano Company, circa 1911
20th Century Vose & Sons Advertisement
Early 20th Century Advertisement for the Vose & Sons Piano Company.
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Vose & Sons Colonial Revival Upright Piano

$12,300.00

Vose & Sons was one of the premier piano builders of New England. Established in Boston in 1851, Vose & Sons pianos were produced until 1982, over 130 years! That is a testament to their quality.

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Vose & Sons French Style Upright Piano

$15,000.00

Vose & Sons was one of the premier piano builders of New England. Established in Boston in 1851, Vose & Sons pianos were produced until 1982, over 130 years! That is a testament to their quality.

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Vose & Sons Library Model Mission Upright Piano

$25,000.00

The Vose & Sons Model O Library Model Piano was originally offered with leaded glass panels. This particular piano would have most likely been custom ordered with solid wood panels rather than glass.