Melville Clark Craftsman Style Upright Piano

Very Early Craftsman Style Upright Piano by Melville Clark Piano Company, Chicago

$18,000 after total restoration
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
DEPOSITS: The restoration of this instrument has not been completed. A 30% deposit is required on instruments pending restoration. This deposit holds the instrument and keeps it from being offered to another clients, and it also makes that piano’s restoration a priority. Once we complete the restoration, we invite the client to visit our shop to see and hear the piano. If the client is unable to visit our shop, we will send professional photos and videos of the piano for review. The client then has the option of paying the balance and purchasing the piano, transferring their balance to another piano in our shop, or getting a full refund for their deposit. The client is never at risk.
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SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1904
FINISH: Mission Oak
STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
DESCRIPTION

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.