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Late Model Chickering Victorian Square Grand Piano

Chickering was the first piano builder in America, established in 1823. They are known for building some of the finest pianos in history.

$45,000
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
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Specifications
  • YEAR: 1881
  • FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
  • STATUS: Restored
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This lovely square piano was built by Chickering of Boston in 1881, making this one of their later models.  Chickering was the first piano manufacturer in America, established in 1823 and is said to have built the finest pianos in the world. Long before names such as Steinway, etc., Chickering held top awards worldwide for piano design and manufacturing.

This piano has been internally restored and refinished to like new condition. Note the elaborate carvings on the legs and music rack, as well as the ornate casting in the metal harp inside. The delicate "harp like" tone of these square pianos is a bit different from the way modern pianos sound – the videos shown here will allow the listener to better understand how lovely these pianos really do sound after professional restoration. 

Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired.  An original matching stool is included, and can be uplostered to suit the buyer's decor. 

INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

19th Century Chickering & Sons Ads A few 19th Centuruy Advertisements For Chickering & Sons Piano Company
20th Century Chickering Advertisements Early 20th Century Advertisements From The Chickering & Sons Piano Company
Chickering Illustrated Sales Catalog 1880 19th Century Chickering & Sons Illustrated Sales Catalog, Circa 1880
Chickering Illustrated Sales Catalog 1883 19th Century Chickering & Sons Illustrated Sales Catalog, Circa 1883
Chickering Illustrated Sales Catalog 1889 19th Century Chickering & Sons Illustrated Sales Catalog, Circa 1889
Chickering Illustrated Sales Catalog 1928

20th Century Chickering & Sons Illustrated Sales Catalog, Circa 1928.

Chickering Illustrated Sales Catalog 1934 20th Century Chickering & Sons Illustrated Sales Catalog, Circa 1934
Chickering Pamphlet 19th Century Pamphlet For Chickering & Sons Piano Company, Circa 1871
George H. Chickering Bio 19th Century Newspaper Article Bio About George H. Chickering, Son Of Founder Jonas Chickering
Stewart & Chickering Advertisement Very early advertisement for Stewart & Chickering (later Chickering & Sons), Circa 1823

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