Knabe Empire Style Square Grand Player Piano

This lovely square grand piano has been restored and equipped with the Pianomation player system, playing over 6,000 songs wirelessly!

$45,000
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
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Specifications
  • YEAR: 1854
  • FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
  • STATUS: Restored
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This is an earlier example of pianos built by William Knabe & Company. Built in 1854, this piano was highly evolved and incorporated many design features found in much later square grand pianos. It is made of beautifully carved Brazilian Rosewood, and is made of the Empire Revival style which was popular in the years leading up to the Civil War. Note the beautifully restored ivory keyboard - the fronts of the keys are actually made of boxwood, not ivory, a feature commonly found in European instruments but rarely found in American built square pianos. Notice the beautiful cut work around the music desk and music rack. Listen to the attached videos - it's a rare treat to hear a square grand piano that has been properly restored! An original matching stool 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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