Frederick Mathushek was one of the most celebrated innovators in American piano history. His designs and patents changed piano building forever, and his instruments, although rare, are considered some of the finest pianos ever built.
This piano was built by the famous Mathushek Piano Company of New Haven, CT in 1874. Mathushek was known for building exceptionally high quality, expensive pianos…he was one of the finest innovators of his time. This piano is a rare “Cottage Size” upright which was originally intended for small homes and cottages. It is made of beautifully carved Brazilian Rosewood under the old dark finish and will be stunning after restoration. Note the heavily carved legs, molding, grills, etc. 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!