Chickering Rococo Style Square Grand Piano

Jonas Chickering was the first piano builder in America, established in 1823. They are known for building some of the finest pianos in history.

$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.
For Sale
Pay a 30% deposit per item
SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1883
FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
DESCRIPTION

This piano was built by the famous Chickering & Sons Piano Company of Boston in 1883. Chickering was originally established in 1823 and was the first piano manufacturer in America. Chickering earned the reputation among musicians and technicians alike as being some of the finest pianos ever built. Long before names such as Steinway, etc., Chickering held top awards worldwide for piano design and manufacturing methods. Once the most popular style of piano built in America, these instruments are nearly extinct today. It is rare that one has the opportunity to listen to one of these instruments that has been professionally restored.
This piano is one of Chickering’s later model square grand pianos. This instrument is made of Brazilian Rosewood, now an endangered species, and is elaborately carved in the Rococo Victorian style. Note the elaborate carvings on the legs and music rack. This piano is being restored to like new condition, inside and out.
Computerized player mechanisms can be added if desired. An original matching stool is included.

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