Chickering Victorian Parlor 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.

$36,000 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: 1889
LENGTH: 6 feet, 6 inches
FINISH: Honduras Mahogany
STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
DESCRIPTION

This piano is a beautiful late 19th Century Chickering parlor grand piano in carved mahogany cabinet, circa 1889. According to the 1889 Chickering catalog (see online museum), this piano was known as the “Style S Small Parlor Grand”. It is interesting to note that in 1889 this piano would have been considered a small grand…it wasn’t until well after 1900 that the popular baby grand piano was introduced to the market. By today’s standards, this piano would be considered a large parlor grand, not a small grand.

This particular model is unusual because of its width and is known among piano connoisseurs to have a large powerful sound. Note how wide the back of the piano is…this is to increase the size of the soundboard area, making the piano more resonate and powerful. This piano will amaze you with its tone and power! The piano has been restored to like new condition, inside and out. Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired. An authentic matching stool is included.

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20th Century Chickering & Sons Illustrated Sales Catalog, Circa 1928
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