Chickering Victorian Upright Piano

Jonas Chickering was the first piano builder in America, established in 1823. They are known for building some of the finest pianos in history.

$15,000 after total restoration
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
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Specifications
  • YEAR: 1879
  • FINISH: Rosewood
  • STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
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This is a wonderful example of piano building in 19th Century America. This piano was built by Chickering, America's first piano maker, and would have sold new for about $1,200...the cost of a new house! This fact clearly shows how important music and culture was to the American Victorian family. Often the family would go into great debt in order to obtain a piano like this.

This piano is made of beautifully carved rosewood, and it will be a rich, deep reddish brown color after restoration. The old black finish shown here has simply deteriorated and darkened over time. Once restored, this piano will be an excellent instrument, as well as a beautiful piece of Victorian furniture. An original matching stool is included. This piano can be equipped with the computerized player mechanism is desired.

INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

19th Century Chickering & Sons Ads A few 19th Centuruy Advertisements For Chickering & Sons Piano Company
20th Century Chickering Advertisements Early 20th Century Advertisements From The Chickering & Sons Piano Company
Chickering Illustrated Sales Catalog 1880 19th Century Chickering & Sons Illustrated Sales Catalog, Circa 1880
Chickering Illustrated Sales Catalog 1883 19th Century Chickering & Sons Illustrated Sales Catalog, Circa 1883

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