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Original Antique Painted Sohmer French Country Baby Grand

Sohmer was one of the last piano builders to hand-make pianos in America. This is a custom made, one-of-a-kind piano finished in a beautifully aged Vernis Martin Gold/Creme finish

$40,000 after total restoration
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
For Sale
  • YEAR: 1927
  • LENGTH: 5 feet, 4 inches
  • FINISH: Vernis Martin Gold/Creme finish w/ French Inspired Paintings
  • STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
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The Sohmer Piano Company was one of the last American piano manufacturers that hand-built their pianos. They are well known for their exceptionally high quality and workmanship, and they built pianos for well over a century. Sohmer’s most popular model was the “Cupid” model, a baby grand piano that was approximately 5’4” long. The Sohmer “Cupid” model baby grand piano was known as having such an amazing tone quality that it sold even better than some of their larger instruments. The “Cupid” was offered in mahogany and walnut woods, and was also offered in “Chinese and Custom Decorated Lacquer”.

This instrument was built in 1927 during the “Golden Age” of piano building in America. This custom made, one-of-a-kind instrument is one of Sohmer's famous "Cupid" model baby grand pianos. The original buyer would have picked this piano out among all others at the Sohmer factory, then they would have contracted a special artist through Sohmer’s art department to finish the piano in this “Custom Decorated Lacquer” finish to match their decor. This piano is adorned with breathtaking French inspired Vernis Martin Golden Crème toned Paintings. The entire piano has detailed hand-painted scenes of frolicking lovers, serenading mistrals, and floral bouquets set against the French Countryside. The overall appearance of the instrument comes together to create a warm and romantic old-world European feel. The detail and color of these original painted murals is exceptional. The legs are elegantly carved in the delicate French Provincial style which adds a more formal appearance to the instrument.

Even now, prior to restoration, the piano is fully functional, a real testament to the quality that went into building this instrument nearly a century ago! The piano is currently undergoing an extensive internal restoration so that the tone quality is absolutely top-notch. The finish and art work is being preserved so that it will retain its aged antique patina.

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 is included.


19th Century Sohmer Advertisements 19th Century Sohmer Piano Company Advertisements
20th Century Sohmer Advertisements Early 20th Century Advertisements From The Sohmer Piano Company
Sohmer Advertisement Vintage catalog advertisement for the "First 5 Foot Grand Piano Built In America" by the Sohmer Piano Company, Circa 1884
Sohmer Cartoon Catalog Late 19th Century Illustrated Catalog Of Cartoon Style Advertisements By The Sohmer Piano Company, Circa 1895
Sohmer Piano Catalog 1870

Very Rare 19th Century Illustrated Sales Catalog From The Sohmer Piano Company of New York, Circa 1870

Sohmer Piano Catalog 1880 Lovely 19th Century Illustrated Sales Catalog From The Sohmer Piano Company of New York, Circa 1880
Sohmer Piano Catalog 1918 Early 20th Century Sales Catalog & Price List For Sohmer Piano Company, Circa 1918
Sohmer Piano Catalog 1925 Beautifully Illustrated Early 20th Century Sales Catalog & Price List From Sohmer Piano Company, Circa 1925


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