Very Rare Capen Quarter Sawn Oak Victorian Upright Piano
This piano was built by the Capen Piano Company of New York in the first of the 20th century, and is made of heavily carved quarter sawn oak. This piano is particularly rare because it has a beautiful fresco of birds that appear to be hand carved in the front panels, not applied! Oak Victorian pianos are less common than mahogany or rosewood because the darker finishes were more popular at the time. Since oak was a common domestic wood, it was not considered to be exotic and was rarely used for piano cabinets until the teens and twenties, making it rare and desirable on carved Victorian style pianos like this one. This Capen piano has been refinished and restored to perfection, and is a beautifully striking piece of furniture as well as a very satisfying musical instrument. A matching oak stool is included. This piano can be fitted with a computerized player.