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Vose & Sons
James Whiting Vose established his firm of “James W. Vose” in Boston in 1851.  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 in order to produce some of the finest pianos in the industry.  The firm began by building high quality square grand and upright pianos throughout the 19th Century.
In 1889 James W. Vose admitted his three sons, Willard A. Vose, Irving B. Vose and Julien W. Vose, into the business and established the firm of “Vose & Sons”.  After the turn-of-the-century, the firm added grand pianos and player pianos to their product line and enjoyed great success.  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 absorbed into the Aeolian-American Corporation.  Aeolian continued to built pianos under the Vose & Sons brand name until going out of business in the 1980s.
INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

Can you find your instrument listed in these antique catalogs?

Rare Illustrated Sales Catalog from Vose & Sons Piano Company, circa 1889
Large illustrated sales catalog from Vose & Sons Piano Company, circa 1911
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.