Charles M. Stieff Square Grand Piano

Beautiful Charles M. Stieff Square Grand Piano In Heavily Carved Rococo Style Brazilian Rosewood

$45,000 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: 1876
FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
DESCRIPTION

Charles M. Stieff was one of the more renowned piano manufacturers of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, and they were commonly referred to as the “Poor Man’s Steinway”. Many Steinway dealers would sell Charles M. Stieff pianos as a more affordable alternative to the costlier Steinways, while offering comparable quality and craftsmanship. In many cases, we find Stieff pianos to actually be superior to names like Steinway.
This Stieff square grand piano is a classic example of the cabriole leg square piano built in America in late 19th century. Built by Charles M. Stieff of Baltimore, it is a relatively late model (1876) and it boasts a full 88-note keyboard with its original ivory keys intact. The instrument is made of Brazilian Rosewood under the old deteriorated finish and will be quite beautiful after professional restoration. This piano has the classic Rococo style legs with heavily carved scalloping around the edges of the case, as well as an ornate grilled music rack. (Note the “STIEFF” logo carved in the music rack)
This piano is being restored to like new condition, inside and out. 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.

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