The Antique Piano Shop of Tennessee is proud to offer this absolutely stunning Chickering Victorian Concert Grand Piano that dates from 1861 and offers an amazing history from the American Civil War.
This Chickering Victorian Concert Grand Piano is The King Of The Victorian Concert State and this Model Chickering was preferred By Famous Pianists Of The Era, including Liszt, Gottschalk, and many others.
Jonas Chickering was the first piano manufacturer in America when the Chickering firm was established in 1823 in Boston, 30 years before Steinway, and the company built the finest pianos the world had known. This magnificent instrument being offered by The Antique Piano Shop is simply one of the most stunning grand pianos we have ever restored.
This concert grand piano, built in 1861, was specially commissioned by the owners of the Steamer Mary E. Keene, a new passenger steamship for the New Orleans to Memphis route. Mary E. Keene was the young daughter of the steamship owner, who also owned two plantations in Louisiana. After only three round-trip journeys, the Confederate Army in the Civil War called this passenger ship into use for wartime battle and at that time, to preserve the beauty of this marvelous piece of musical craftsmanship, the piano was removed from the ship.
When the Union Army got close to the steamer on the Yazoo River in Mississippi, the Confederate Army burned the ship rather than letting it be taken by the Union Army. This beautiful piano has now been painstakingly restored to its former glory, waiting for an owner who can enjoy the majesty of this amazing piece of American and musical history. The purchaser of the piano will also receive a variety of historical memorabilia about the ship, including a ticket for one of the original journeys.
For more information or to purchase this outstanding Chickering Victorian Concert Grand Piano from The Antique Piano Shop, please contact the Antique Piano Shop today. The Antique Piano Shop works with interior designers across the world to offer period specific pieces to fulfill the requests of interior design clients with this piece offering a magnificent history for anyone looking for a beautiful antique piano from the Civil War period.
LENGTH: 8 feet, 10 inches
FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood