Shoninger Walnut Louis XV Style Upright Piano

Lavish B. Shoninger Louis XV "Salon" Model Upright Piano In Burl Walnut Carved Cabinet

$16,000 after total restoration
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
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Specifications
  • YEAR: 1907
  • FINISH: Burl Walnut
  • STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
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This piano is one of the most beautifully carved upright pianos ever produced. It was built by the Bernard Shoninger Piano Company of New Haven, CT, in 1907. B. Shoninger built high quality, expensive pianos from 1850-1929, one of the many American piano companies to go under with the great depression. According to its original turn-of-the-century sales catalog, (see photos), this piano was sold as the “Louis XV Salon Upright Model”.

This Shoninger piano sat in one house, on one wall for all of its life, and was in amazingly good, original condition prior to restoration. This piano has a beautiful light, burl walnut wood that is just breathtaking in person. Pianos like this simply aren't readily available today. They would have been afforded only by the wealthy of the era, hence their rarity today. This piano comes with a matching stool, and can be equipped with computerized player mechanisms if desired.

INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

B. Shoninger Advertisements Turn-Of-The-Century Advertisements For The B. Shoninger Piano & Organ Company
B. Shoninger Organ Advertisements Late 19th Century Advertisements For Shoninger Organs
B. Shoninger Piano Catalog 1903 B. Shoninger illustrated sales catalog, circa 1903
B. Shoninger Trade Cards Late 19th Century lithograph trade cards from the B. Shoninger Piano & Organ Company

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