Chickering & Sons Empire Style Square Grand Piano

Chickering is known for building some of the finest pianos in American history.

$35,000 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
SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1863
FINISH: Rosewood
STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
DESCRIPTION

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.

RELATED INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

Can you find your instrument listed in these antique catalogs?

19th Century Chickering & Sons Illustrated Sales Catalog, Circa 1880
19th Century Chickering & Sons Illustrated Sales Catalog, Circa 1883
19th Century Chickering & Sons Illustrated Sales Catalog, Circa 1889
20th Century Chickering & Sons Illustrated Sales Catalog, Circa 1928