Fischer Victorian Parlor Grand Piano

This Fischer Parlor Grand Piano is a prime example of the heavily carved Empire Revival Victorian Style that was popular in the last quarter of the 19th Century.

$30,000
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
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Specifications
  • YEAR: 1886
  • LENGTH: 6 feet, 6 inches
  • FINISH: Satin Hand-Rubbed Black Lacquer
  • STATUS: Restored
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This is a rare and beautiful J & C Fischer parlor grand piano from the height of America's Victorian era. Fischer was a very important part of America's musical past. They built exceptional pianos from 1840-1982, one of the few American piano companies to survive well over a century. Note the elaborate scalloping around the case, and the intricately carved legs, pedal lyre and music rack. This piano is a prime example of the heavily carved Empire Revival Victorian Style that was popular in the last quarter of the 19th Century. In the photos we show a page from an original Fischer catalog showing this piano selling for $1,200 in the 1880's, the cost of a house! This level of craftsmanship just isn't available on instruments built today. This piano has been restored back to its original hand-rubbed satin black lacquer finish. It comes with a very rare, original adjustable artists bench, and can be equipped with computerized player mechanisms if desired.

INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

Fischer Advertisements Turn-Of-The-Century Advertisements For The J&C Fischer Piano Company, New York
Fischer Piano Catalog 1880 Victorian era J & C Fischer Illustrated Piano Sales Catalog, Circa 1880
Fischer Piano Catalog 1883 Victorian era J & C Fischer Illustrated Piano Sales Catalog, Circa 1883
Fischer Piano Catalog 1887 Victorian era J & C Fischer Illustrated Piano Sales Catalog, Circa 1887

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