Steinway is said to have built some of the finest pianos in history, and many of their 19th Century patents and designs are still being used in piano manufacturing today!
This piano is a classic example of Steinway’s square piano manufacturing at its finest. During the 19th Century, many of Steinway’s famous patents and claims to early fame were because of their square grand pianos.
This beautiful piano was built by the famous Steinway & Sons Piano Company in 1870, a time when Steinway built more square pianos than uprights and grand pianos combined. The cabinet is made of beautifully carved Brazilian Rosewood under the yellow paint and is of the Rococo Victorian style. This piano was one of the larger, higher grade square piano models offered by Steinway & Sons. It features a full 88-note keyboard when most square pianos were built with 85 notes. The back of the piano is also built to be finished like the front of the piano which allows the instrument to sit in the middle of a room rather than against a wall, if desired.
This piano will be restored inside and out with a historical perspective in mind. 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. Thousands of song titles are available.