Knabe Empire Style Square Grand Piano

Wm. Knabe & Co. was the official piano for the Metropolitan Opera

$35,000 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
SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1875
FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
DESCRIPTION

William Knabe & Company was one of the finest piano builders in American history. Knabe was the official piano of the Metropolitan Opera and was knowns for its sweet yet robust tone quality which was ideal for vocal accompaniment.
This lovely Knabe square grand was built in 1875 and is of the Empire Revival style. The Empire Revival style was more common on instruments built prior to the Civil War, and instruments built as late as 1875 in this style are a bit uncommon. The piano is made of beautifully carved Brazilian Rosewood with carved pedal lyre and fret-work music rack.
This piano is being restored to like-new condition, inside and out. Matching piano stool is included. Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired.

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