Capen Oak Victorian Upright Piano

Very Rare Capen Quarter Sawn Oak Victorian Upright Piano

$22,500 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.

Out of stock

YEAR: 1906
FINISH: Quarter Sawn Oak
STATUS: Pending Restoration

This piano was built by the Capen Piano Company of New York in the first of the 20th century, and is made of heavily carved quarter sawn oak. This piano is particularly rare because it has a beautiful fresco of birds that appear to be hand carved in the front panels, not applied! Oak Victorian pianos are less common than mahogany or rosewood because the darker finishes were more popular at the time. Since oak was a common domestic wood, it was not considered to be exotic and was rarely used for piano cabinets until the ”˜teens and ”˜twenties, making it rare and desirable on carved Victorian style pianos like this one. This Capen piano has been refinished and restored to perfection, and is a beautifully striking piece of furniture as well as a very satisfying musical instrument. A matching oak stool is included. This piano can be fitted with a computerized player.