Very Early Craftsman Style Upright Piano by Melville Clark Piano Company, Chicago
This is a rare Craftsman Style Piano by The Melville Clark Piano Company of Chicago. Melville Clark was one of the most revered pioneers in American piano building, and he won numerous patents for his radical and improved designs in piano and player piano manufacturing.
This is a relatively early Craftsman style instrument from 1904. One of its more unique features is the “Stickley Shoe Foot” design on the front toes of the instrument. The piano features classic yet simple Arts & Crafts details including mortise & tenon legs, pegged joints, and copper hinges & hardware.
This piano has a rich, full tone quality and is being restored to like new condition.
The original matching carved bench is included.
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.
Note: As founder of The Antique Piano Shop, I have personally collected Mission / Arts & Crafts style pianos for over 25 years. I have a great passion for anything Mission / Arts & Crafts, including Craftsman homes, furniture, and accessories. If you are a true Arts & Crafts enthusiast, you will appreciate how impossible it is to find true Arts & Crafts / Mission style pianos in today’s market. Nearly three decades of collecting and preserving these “impossible to find” instruments has allowed me the opportunity to present the largest collection of true Mission / Arts & Crafts style instruments anywhere in the world.
We are proud to offer the serious enthusiast the option of adding an authentic period instrument for their Craftsman home.
- Michael Stinnett, Founder, The Antique Piano Shop, Inc.