Kranich & Bach Louis XV Style Parlor Grand Piano

This lovely Kranich & Bach baby grand piano is one of the most beautifully designed of all Louis XV style cabinets ever produced.

$29,500 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.

Out of stock

YEAR: 1918
LENGTH: 6 feet, 1 inches
FINISH: Mahogany
STATUS: Pending Restoration

Highly carved Louis XV pianos over 6 feet long are very rare. This is a larger, highly carved Kranich & Bach parlor grand piano from 1918…a prime era for American piano manufacturing. Kranich & Bach built high quality, expensive pianos from about 1864-1981…one of the few American piano manufacturers to survive well over a century. This piano is made of gorgeous mahogany wood, and boasts beautifully carved legs and scalloping along the entire case. This piano is has been restored to like new condition, and is done in a historically correct deep red mahogany finish. A matching Louis XV bench is included. This piano can be equipped with a computerized player mechanism if desired.

TECHNICAL NOTE: It is true that Kranich & Bach had a unique patented action design during the early 20th Century which is obsolete today. Most conventional piano tuners do not know how to properly adjust these unique piano actions, and their parts are difficult to find. Sadly, some piano tuners will scare a would be buyer away from investing in a beautiful Kranich & Bach piano. These pianos are of amazing quality and tone and are terribly misunderstood by most conventional piano tuners.

When these unique actions are properly restored, they work beautifully and are a pleasure to play. A buyer for this piano will have the option of having the original action painstakingly rebuilt, OR having a newer model traditional action installed in the piano. With a new action, parts are readily available and anyone can service it.


Can you find your instrument listed in these antique catalogs?

Lovely illustrated sales catalog from Kranich & Bach Piano Company, Circa 1891
Early 20th Century illustrated sales catalog from Kranich & Bach Piano Company, Circa 1912
Early 10th Century Advertisements for Kranich & Bach Piano Company
19th Century Advertisements for Kranich & Bach Piano Company