Cable Nelson Louis XV Player Piano

Elegantly Carved Louis XV Style Cable-Nelson Upright Player Piano In Burl Walnut Wood

$18,000 after total restoration
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
Sold
Specifications
  • YEAR: 1918
  • FINISH: Walnut
  • STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
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description

This is an unusual Louis XV style upright player piano by the Cable-Nelson Piano Company, circa about 1918. Cable-Nelson was one of the few American piano manufacturers to survive both the Great Depression and World War 2, a testament to their quality. Due to the high cost of player pianos in the early 20th Century, it was unusual for them to be made of beautifully carved cabinets like this – the more traditional, simple styles were more affordable. These carved player pianos were the highest grade, most expensive player pianos available at the time. This piano operates with a perforated paper roll which is accessed behind the sliding front doors. The piano is being restored to like new condition inside and out, and can be electrified if desired. An original matching bench is included.

INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

Cable Nelson Advertisements Early 20th Century Advertisements For The Cable Nelson Piano Company
Cable-Nelson Piano Catalog Early 20th Century Cable-Nelson Piano Sales Catalog, Circa 1927. (Original scans courtesy of www.musicaviva.com)

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$18,000 After Total Restoration
1918 | Sold