Custom Made Hardman Peck Venetian Style Painted Baby Grand Player Piano

This is an exquisite Hand Painted Venetian Style Hardman, Peck & Company Baby Grand Piano with beautifully aged Vernis Martin Dull Green/Gold finish

$35,000
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
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Specifications
  • YEAR: 1920
  • LENGTH: 5 feet, 2 inches
  • FINISH: Vernis Martin Dull Green/Gold finish w/ Venetian Inspired Paintings
  • STATUS: Restored
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Venice is known to be one of the most romantic places on earth, and this lovely little piano captures the true romance and flavor of the ancient Italian city with its antique hand-painted murals. If you look closely, you can see lovers in Gondoliers riding through the canals of Venice with the sun setting on the horizon - the details are just breathtaking!

This instrument was built under the "Standard" label by the famous Hardman, Peck & Company in 1920. In the early 20th Century, it was not uncommon for a wealthy client to visit a piano factory, choose the instrument they preferred among all others, then have the factory commission a specialized cabinet maker and artist to design and build a custom cabinet around the instrument they chose. This piano would have been picked out among many for its fine tone quality, and then a small fortune spent to have the cabinet custom made to suit the client’s décor! Since Hardman, Peck & Company was known for building superior quality instruments, it makes sense that a wealthy client would have chosen Hardman, Peck & Company for a custom piano in order to achieve the best quality sound in such a small size instrument.

This piano has been restored to like-new condition, inside and out, and the amazing Vernis Martin painted murals have been restored and preserved. The quality of tone and touch will rival any new quality baby grand piano.

This piano has been equipped with the Pianomation player system, and can play by itself by streaming music live on an iPod, computer, iPad, etc. This piano have over 6,000 songs available in it’s music library! To view the song titles available, please go to this link: http://www.qrsmusic.com/music.asp?cid1=8

The matching piano bench is included.

INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

19th Century Hardman Advertisements Late 19th Century Advertisements From The Hardman Peck Piano Company
20th Century Hardman Advertisements Hardman Peck advertisementss from the Early 20th Century
Autotone (Hardman Peck) Catalog Autotone Brand (by Hardman, Peck & Co.) Player Piano sales catalog, circa about 1910