Hand Painted Smith – Atherton Square Grand Piano
Hand Painted Rococo Style Smith-Atherton Square Grand Piano With Extremely Rare Mother Of Pearl Inlay
$55,000 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.
FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
STATUS: Pending Restoration
This square grand piano was built by the Smith-Atherton Piano Company of New York City during the height of the lavish Victorian era. There is little information available about the Smith-Atherton firm in our archives, which tells us that it was most likely a small, family-owned company.
The cabinet is made of rare Brazilian Rosewood which was the standard for high quality building among the manufacturers of the time. It is a unique piece because the rosewood case is complimented by the exquisite Mother-Of-Pearl inlay and hand painted illustrations on the front panel of the instrument. Additionally instead of traditional ivory keys this piano’s keys are also made of Mother-of-Pearl to match the inlay. This piano would have been one of the most elaborate, expensive instruments of its time.
This piano will be completely rebuilt & refinished to look and sound as it did when it first left the factory!
Once restored this piano can be outfitted with a state of the art digital player system, allowing the piano to play itself!
A historically accurate, matching piano stool may be included if desired.