Knabe Rosewood Victorian Concert Grand Piano

During this era, Knabe the official piano of the Metropolitan Opera. Their pianos were known for having a sweet and harmonious tone that was ideal for vocal accompaniment.

$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.
Sale Pending
Pay a 30% deposit per item
SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1884
LENGTH: 7 feet, 4 inches
FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
DESCRIPTION

William Knabe & Company was one of the early pioneers in American piano manufacturing. Established in 1839, the Knabe name has been one of the most illustrious and celebrated makers in history. The Knabe name is still being produced today! During this era, Knabe was the official piano of the Metropolitan Opera. Their pianos were known for having a sweet and harmonious tone that was ideal for vocal accompaniment.

This beautiful piano was built in 1884, and is made of beautifully carved rosewood in the Rococo Victorian style (Brazilian Rosewood is now endangered, and nearly impossible to get in the United States as a result). It has heavily carved cabriole legs and an ornately carved pedal lyre. Notice the beautiful cut work around the music desk. The tone of this piano is unmatched by today’s instruments, and it is about half the price of a new piano of similar size.

This piano can be equipped with computerized player mechanisms if desired. A matching bench is included.

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Early 20th Century Illustrated Sales Catalog For William Knabe & Company Circa 1911
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