Krakauer Victorian Upright Piano

Lovely 19th Century Krakauer Upright Piano In The Eastlake Victorian Style

$26,000 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
YEAR: 1887
FINISH: Black Lacquer Finish
STATUS: Pending Restoration

 Krakauer Brothers built extremely high quality, expensive pianos in New York from about 1869-1980, one of the very few American piano manufacturers to survive well over a century.  This beautiful piano was built by Krakauer in 1887, a prime era for the firm.

This piano is done in an original black lacquer finish and is of the elegant Eastlake Victorian style.  Note the delicately embossed etchings and carved moldings which come together in simple elegance.  Even now prior to restoration, the piano has a large, full sound one would expect from a well-made Krakauer piano.  You simply can’t get craftsmanship like this in pianos built today!

This piano will be restored to like-new condition, inside and out.  After restoration, it will rival the tone and touch of the finest new upright piano available on today’s market.  If desired, this piano can be equipped with the Pianomation player system, and can play by itself by streaming music live on an iPod, computer, iPad, etc. More than 10,000 song titles are available!

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19th Century Illustarted sales and promotional catalog for the Mathushek Piano Company, circa 1871
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19th Century Illustrated sales and promotional catalog for the Mathushek Piano Company, circa 1879
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Early 20th Century Mathushek Spinet Grand Catalog, Circa 1936
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Mathushek & Son Illustrated Piano Catalog, Circa 1905
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Mathushek Piano Advertisements
Late 19th and early 20th Century advertisements for Mathushek Piano Company
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