Chickering is known for building some of the finest pianos in American history.
This lovely square piano was built by Chickering of Boston in 1863 at the height of the Civil War! Chickering was the first piano manufacturer in America, established in 1823 and is said to have built the finest pianos in the world. Long before names such as Steinway, etc., Chickering held top awards worldwide for piano design and manufacturing.
This piano is made in the elegant Empire Revival Victorian style and is made of endangered Brazilian Rosewood. The piano is being internally restored and refinished to like new condition. The delicate “harp like” tone of these square pianos is truly one of the loveliest sounds one can experience.
If desired, this piano can be equipped with the Pianomation player system which will allow the instrument play by itself by streaming music live on an iPod, computer, iPad, etc. Thousands of song titles are available.
A matching piano stool is included.