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Knabe Rosewood Parlor Grand Piano

During this era, Knabe the official piano of the Metropolitan Opera. Their pianos were known for having a sweet and harmonious tone that was ideal for vocal accompaniment.

(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
  • YEAR: 1886
  • LENGTH: 6 feet, 8 inches
  • FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
  • STATUS: Restored
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Here is a very rare and desirable concert grand piano from the Victorian era. It is an unusual size – 6’7” long – which makes it just under a concert grand size. This piano was built in 1886, and is made of beautifully carved rosewood. It has heavily carved cabriole legs and an ornately carved pedal lyre. Notice the beautiful cut work around the music desk. Inside, there are beautifully painted flowers and vines that have been preserved in restoration. The tone of this piano is unmatched by today's instruments, and it is about half the price of a new piano of similar size. It comes with an original matching stool, and can be equipped with a computerized player mechanism if desired.

* For more information about these pianos, please see the original 19th Century Knabe sales catalog was have displayed at our “online museum” link by clicking on the KNABE brand name.


19th Century Knabe Advertisements Middle & Late 19th Century Advertisements For The Knabe Piano Company
20th Century Knabe Advertisements Early 20th Century Advertisements for the Wm. Knabe Piano Company
Knabe Catalog 1870 Rare Victoran era illustrated sales catalog for William Knabe & Company, circa 1870
Knabe Catalog 1911

Early 20th Century Illustrated Sales Catalog For William Knabe & Company, Circa 1911


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