J. Pirsson Victorian Square Grand Piano

J. Pirsson was one of the original member of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (as a double bassist), and his home was a frequent gathering place for chamber music ensembles during the 1840s.

$28,000 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: 1845
FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration

This lovely piano is a classic example of pre-Civil War piano manufacturing in America. This lovely square piano was built by J. Pirsson in about 1845. The piano is made of endangered Brazilian Rosewood and is made in a beautifully simplistic Empire Revival style. Pianos from this period have a light, delicate "forte-piano" tone quality which makes them ideal for earlier music like Mozart, Haydn, etc. The piano is being restored to like new condition, inside and out. Computerized player mechanisms can be included if desired.