Knabe Spanish Mission Style Upright Piano

In the early 20th Century, Knabe built a limited number of custom-designed pianos for special clients. This one-of-a-kind Knabe upright piano was custom built for St. Anthony’s Church in St. Louis in 1911.

$27,500 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.
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SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1911
FINISH: Ebonized Black Oak
STATUS: Pending Restoration
DESCRIPTION

Knabe was one of America’s premier piano makers, and they are considered some of the finest pianos ever built. This piano was custom made for St. Anthony’s Church in St. Louis, matching the architecture and design of the church. It remained in the church until just recently. This piano makes lavish use of metal work, hinges, locks, etc., all giving the instrument an almost jugendstil appearance. Note the unusual barley-twist legs and carved molding and trim. This beautiful piano is truly one of the most unique, amazing Mission style pianos we have ever seen. Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired.
Note: As founder of The Antique Piano Shop, I have personally collected Mission / Arts & Crafts style pianos for over 25 years. I have a great passion for anything Mission / Arts & Crafts, including Craftsman homes, furniture, and accessories. If you are a true Arts & Crafts enthusiast, you will appreciate how impossible it is to find true Arts & Crafts / Mission style pianos in today’s market. Nearly three decades of collecting and preserving these “impossible to find” instruments has allowed me the opportunity to present the largest collection of true Mission / Arts & Crafts style instruments anywhere in the world.
We are proud to offer the serious enthusiast the option of adding an authentic period instrument for their Craftsman home.
– Michael Stinnett, Founder, The Antique Piano Shop, Inc.

RELATED INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

Can you find your instrument listed in these antique catalogs?

Knabe Catalog 1870
Rare Victorian era illustrated sales catalog for William Knabe & Company circa 1870
Knabe Catalog 1911
Early 20th Century Illustrated Sales Catalog For William Knabe & Company Circa 1911
Knabe Catalog 1915
Early 20th Century Illustrated Sales Catalog For William Knabe & Company Circa 1911
Knabe Catalog 1923
Knabe Illustrated "Art Case" Catalog, Circa 1923