Ludwig Oak Victorian Upright

Ludwig “Royal” Model Victorian Upright Piano In Quarter Sawn Oak Cabinet

$30,000 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: 1897
FINISH: Quarter Sawn Oak
STATUS: Pending Restoration

This beautiful Ludwig piano is an outstanding example of the lavish Victorian style in furniture design of the late 19th Century.  According to an original 19th Century Ludwig Advertisement, it was sold as the “Royal” model. Pianos of this caliber are very rare today and due to the high cost of the instrument when new, few were actually made.

The piano is made of beautiful Quarter Sawn Oak wood with heavily carved panels and intricate moldings.  Victorian pianos in ornately carved Quarter Sawn Oak wood are less common than mahogany or rosewood because the darker finishes were more popular at the time.  Since oak was a common domestic wood, it was not considered to be exotic and was rarely used for piano cabinets until the ‘teens and ‘twenties period.

This piano is being completely restored, inside and out, with a historical perspective in mind.  If desired, this piano can be equipped with the Pianomation player system, and can play by itself by streaming music live from any smart device.  Thousands of song titles are available.