D. L. Fry Rococo Style Victorian Concert Grand Piano

This Massive And Elaborate Piano Would Have Been The Ultimate Instrument For The Concert Stage In Victorian America

$75,000 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.
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YEAR: 1875
LENGTH: 9 feet, 0 inches
FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration

D. L. Fry is one of America's lesser known piano manufactures. Fry's firm began building instruments in 1855, and they were known for building very high quality, expensive pianos. During the height of the Victorian era, no expense was spared when it came to lavish entertainment. Concert halls and theaters of the period were some of the most lavishly decorated buildings in history. Attention was given to every last detail in order to ensure that patrons would enjoy a magical night of enchantment they would never forget. This rare piano is one of the largest and most elaborate concert grand piano models built in Victorian America. Instruments of this size were designed and built for the concert stage, and their power and volume is immense. During this era there was no means of electronic amplification, so the thundering sound of this instrument would have been required to flow throughout a packed multistory auditorium on it's own! Like the lavish decor of 19th Century theaters and auditoriums, this piano is built in the lavish Rococo Victorian design. The instrument is made of Brazilian Rosewood (now an endangered species). The legs on the instrument are substantial, yet the attention to carved detail makes these beautiful Rococo legs appear formal and elegant. Note the elaborately carved triple scalloping around the entire cabinet, giving the instrument an overall formal yet elegant appearance. The music rack is beautifully executed with exquisite filigree and carving. This piano is being restored to like new condition, inside and out, making it ideal for some grand estate mansion or period auditorium.An original matching carved piano stool is included.
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.