Knabe Chinese Chippendale Style Painted Grand Piano

Custom Painted Chinese Chippendale Knabe Parlor Grand Piano with Oriental Painted Scenery

$40,000
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
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Specifications
  • YEAR: 1922
  • LENGTH: 5 feet, 8 inches
  • FINISH: Oriental Chinese Chippendale Black and Gold
  • STATUS: Restored
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The early 20th Century saw a huge resurgence in period and historical furniture and decorating styles. During this era, a handful of the finer piano companies offered custom period style finishes and styles. The client would usually visit the factory and choose the piano of their choice, then the factory would contract special artisans to custom finish and paint the instrument to match a buyer's preferred style and decor. Some of these custom finishes were true works of art, and these original custom painted pianos are some of the rarest and most desirable instruments available today.

At The Antique Piano Shop, we are proud to offer a limited number of these specially painted instruments. We are working with very special artisans to reproduce some of the most exquisite custom painted and decorated instruments in American history, and example of which you see here!

This beautiful Chinese Chippendale style Knabe parlor grand piano was built in the 1920's, the "Golden Age" of piano building in America. The piano is being restored to like new condition, inside and out, and has the tone and touch of a quality new instrument. The cabinet is finished in satin black lacquer with antique gold trim, and is adorned with Oriental scenery throughout. The underside of the lid is finished in bird's eye maple, adding a beautiful sense of balance to the overall look of the instrument.

A matching bench is included. Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired.

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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