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