Knabe Rosewood Victorian Concert 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.

$40,000 after total restoration
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
For Sale
Specifications
  • YEAR: 1884
  • LENGTH: 7 feet, 4 inches
  • FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
  • STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
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William Knabe & Company was one of the early pioneers in American piano manufacturing. Established in 1839, the Knabe name has been one of the most illustrious and celebrated makers in history. The Knabe name is still being produced today! During this era, Knabe was the official piano of the Metropolitan Opera. Their pianos were known for having a sweet and harmonious tone that was ideal for vocal accompaniment.

 

This beautiful piano was built in 1884, and is made of beautifully carved rosewood in the Rococo Victorian style (Brazilian Rosewood is now endangered, and nearly impossible to get in the United States as a result). It has heavily carved cabriole legs and an ornately carved pedal lyre. Notice the beautiful cut work around the music desk. 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.

 

This piano can be equipped with computerized player mechanisms if desired. A matching bench is included.

INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

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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