Kranich & Bach Burl Walnut Louis XV Style Baby Grand Piano

The Louis XV carved style executed in walnut wood has been one of the most popular and desirable formal furniture styles in American furniture, and it is even more popular today than it was 100 years ago.

$26,000 after total restoration
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
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Specifications
  • YEAR: 1909
  • LENGTH: 5 feet, 2 inches
  • FINISH: Exotic Book Matched Burl Walnut
  • STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
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This lovely piano was built by the famous firm of Kranich & Bach in 1909, a bit early for such a lovely small Baby Grand Piano design.  A Louis XV baby grand piano like this would have cost over $1,000 new in the early 20th Century, a luxury only a wealthy few could afford!  The fact that someone invested that kind of money for this piano when it was new makes this instrument a bit special.

 

Kranich & Bach built high quality, expensive pianos from about 1864-1981...one of the few American piano manufacturers to survive well over a century. Kranich & Bach has a bit of a unique design to its piano action, but after proper restoration they are superb instruments with a superior tone and touch. When new, these pianos known to be exceedingly well made and quite expensive - much more expensive than most brands. Despite their high cost when new, Kranich & Bach pianos were very popular throughout the 20th Century. They are consistently some of the most beautiful and satisfying instruments we see come through our shop today.

 

This piano is made of rare book-matched exotic burl walnut wood.  It boasts beautifully carved legs and scalloping along the entire case which gives an overall formal and elegant look while maintaining a delicate balance of simplicity and grace. 

 

This piano is being restored to like new condition, and the tone is magnificent.  This is truly a very special piano from a special time in America's piano building history.

 

If desired, this piano can be equipped with the Pianomation player system, and can play by itself by streaming music live on an iPod, computer, iPad, etc.

 

The original matching bench Louis XV style bench is included.

INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

19th Century Kranich & Bach Advertisements 19th Century Advertisements for Kranich & Bach Piano Company
20th Century Kranich & Bach Advertisements Early 20th Century Advertisements for Kranich & Bach Piano Company
Kranich & Bach 1912 Early 20th Century illustrated sales catalog from Kranich & Bach Piano Company, Circa 1912
Kranich & Bach Catalog 1891 Lovely illustrated sales catalog from Kranich & Bach Piano Company, Circa 1891