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.
Here is a very rare and desirable concert grand piano from the Victorian era. It is an unusual size 67 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.