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Schomacker Victorian Upright Piano

Very Rare Civil War Era Schomacker Upright Piano In Brazilian Rosewood Cabinet

$15,000 after total restoration
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
  • YEAR: 1862
  • FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
  • STATUS: Pending Restoration
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This is a very rare Civil War era upright piano by the prominent Schomacker Piano Company of Philadelphia. Schomacker was one of Philadelphia’s 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 Schomacker’s pianos appear to be influenced by German design, which is likely a result of Schomacker’s 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 lady’s 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 haven’t 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.


19th Century Schomacker Advertisement Late 19th Century Sales Advertisement For Schomacker Piano Company, Circa 1880
20th Century Schomacker Advertisements Early 20th Century Schomacker Piano Company Advertisements, Circa 1914
Schomacker Catalog 1875 Schomacker Piano Company Catalog, Circa 1875


$15,000 After Total Restoration
1862 | Sold