Krakauer Victorian Oak Upright Piano

Exquisite Krakauer Brothers Victorian Upright Piano In Quarter Sawn Oak

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  • YEAR: 1893
  • FINISH: Quarter Sawn Oak
  • STATUS: Restored
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Krakauer Brothers built extremely high quality, expensive pianos in New York from about 1869-1980, one of the very few American piano manufacturers to survive well over a century. This piano is exceptionally rare because of its heavily carved panels, moldings, and trusses. Carved oak 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, making it rare and desirable today. This Krakauer piano is a beautiful striking piece of furniture as well as a very satisfying musical instrument. It includes matching stool, and can be fitted with a computerized player if desired.


Krakauer Advertisements Period Advertisements From The Krakauer Brothers Piano Company
Krakauer Article Early 20th Century Newspaper Article Featuring Krakauer Player Pianos, Circa 1915
Krakauer Brothers 1920's Sales Catalog Early 20th Century Krakauer Brothers Piano Catalog, Circa 1928. (Original scans courtesy of
Krakauer Brothers Piano Catalog Early 20th Century Illustrated Sales Catalog from Krakauer Brothers Piano Company, circa 1914


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