Marshall, James & Traver Square Grand Piano

Rare “Parlor Gem” Model Square Piano By Marshall, James & Traver of NY

$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.
For Sale
Pay a 30% deposit per item
YEAR: 1860
FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
STATUS: Pending Restoration

The firm of Marshall, James & Traver built high-quality pianos in Albany, NY from 1855 – 1868.  The firm later became known as the famous Marshall & Wendell Piano Company of New York.

This lovely little instrument is a rare example of the “Parlor Gem” model square piano built by Marshall, James & Traver during the Civil War era.  These instruments were slightly smaller than most full-size square pianos and were intended for rural cottages, chapels and boudoirs of the era.  Their small size gave them a sweet, delicate harp-like tone quality that is quite pleasing to hear.

This piano is made of Brazilin Rosewood and is of the Empire Revival Victorian style.  Note that the back of piano cabinet is finished like the front, indicating the instrument was designed to be placed in the middle of a room and viewed from all sides rather than against a wall.

This piano will be 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 streaming device. Thousands of song titles are available.

The antique matching piano stool is included.