Early William Bourne Square Grand Piano

Pre-Civil War Era Square Piano By William Bourne

$50,000 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
YEAR: 1854
FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
STATUS: Pending Restoration

This beautiful square grand piano was manufactured by William Bourne circa 1854, several years before the onset of the Civil War.  William Bourne started building pianos as early as 1837 and pianos were built under the William Bourne brand name for over a century.  The firm enjoyed a superior reputation for fine quality and craftsmanship.

This piano is made of beautifully carved Brazilian Rosewood in the Empire Revival Victorian style.  The original finish has darkened over time, but will be quite beautiful after professional restoration.  A unique characteristic of this instrument is a pair of brass castings depicting the faces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Sebastian Bach on either side above the keyboard.

This piano will be restored to like-new condition, inside and out, with a historical perspective in mind.  These restored instruments have a sweet, delicate “harp-like” sound quality that is quite pleasant to hear!

If desired, this piano can be equipped with the Pianomation player system which allows the instrument to play by itself by streaming music live from any smart device.  Thousands of song titles are available.