This Is A Very Rare Original Mission Style Upright Piano With Matching Copper Candle Sconces
Adam Schaaf was one of Chicago's larger and more successful piano manufacturers, yet they built only a handful of these Arts & Crafts / Mission style pianos. This lovely piano was built in 1908 during the height of the Arts & Crafts movement in America. It is made of handsome quarter sawn oak wood wood with a beautiful "fumed oak" finish. Note the original candle sconces on either side of the music rack - these are original solid copper sconces with a beautifully aged antique patina. Also note the beautiful Craftsman Style piano bench, complete with mortise & tenon. This bench does appear to be original to the piano. The harp of this piano is adorned with beautifully hand-painted flowers and vines (see photos), further showing the amazing attention to detail that builders like Adam Schaaf put into their instruments.
According to its original turn-of-the-century sales catalog (see photos), this piano was sold as the "Mission Cabinet Grand" model. This instrument is being restored to like-new condition, inside and out. The tone rivals any new upright piano built today. These original Mission style upright pianos are some of the rarest and most desirable pianos in todays market. A matching oak bench is included. Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired.