Sohmer Victorian Symmetrical Baby Grand Piano

$30,000 after total restoration
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
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Specifications
  • YEAR: 1884
  • LENGTH: 5 feet, 0 inches
  • FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
  • STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
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Pictured on page 320 of the Pierce Piano Atlas, this piano was one of those very first baby grand pianos ever made, making it historically significant in American piano history. Hugo Sohmer built some of the finest pianos in America. Established in 1872, the Sohmer name was built until 1988, making it one of the few prominent American piano manufacturers to survive well over a century.

This piano is made of highly carved rosewood, and is unusual in that it is curved on both sides as opposed to being curved only on the right side. Note the elaborately carved shields and molding all around the entire case. The tone and touch of this piano is just breathtaking! Since this piano is only 5 feet long, it would be ideal for someone wanting a Victorian period piano who has limited space. This is the only piano of this kind we have ever seen. It can be equipped with computerized player mechanisms if desired.

INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

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

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