Very Rare Civil War Era Schomacker Upright Piano In Brazilian Rosewood Cabinet
This is a very rare Civil War era upright piano by the prominent Schomacker Piano Company of Philadelphia. Schomacker was one of Philadelphias older and more successful piano manufacturers, and they were known for building exceptionally well made, expensive pianos for over a century.
This piano is very unusual in that it has a German built action rather than an American made action. Many of Schomackers pianos appear to be influenced by German design, which is likely a result of Schomackers roots. The cabinet of this piano is also quite unusual note how the bottom panel curves around in a round half moon shape, almost as if it were made for a ladys petticoat! The case is made of Brazilian Rosewood, and is of the Rococo Victorian style with exquisitely carved panels, legs and fret work panels. Pianos like this havent been built for over 125 years, and they are among some of the rarest and most desirable upright pianos in the market today. An original matching stool is included. Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired.