Lovely Charles M. Stieff Square Grand Piano In Rococo Style Rosewood
This piano was built by Charles M. Stieff of Baltimore in 1872. Charles M. Stieff was one of the more renowned piano manufacturers of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, and they were commonly referred to as the Poor Mans Steinway. Many Steinway dealers would sell Charles M. Stieff pianos as a more affordable alternative to the costlier Steinways, while offering comparable quality and craftsmanship. In many cases, we find Stieff pianos to actually be superior to names like Steinway.
This piano has been refinished and rebuilt, and plays like factory new. Note the lavish rosewood grain in the finish. It has heavily carved scalloping around the edges of the case, as well as an ornate grilled music rack with the word "STIEFF" carved in it. It is rare that one has the opportunity to play a square piano in this condition, and many are surprised at how pleasing an instrument it can be to listen to. These pianos are rare antiques and their values are appreciating rapidly. Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired. An original matching stool is included.