Schomacker Victorian Upright Piano

Very Rare Civil War Era Schomacker Upright Piano In Brazilian Rosewood Cabinet

$35,000 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.

Out of stock

YEAR: 1862
FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
STATUS: Pending Restoration

This is a very rare Civil War era upright piano by the prominent Schomacker Piano Company of Philadelphia. Schomacker was one of Philadelphia’s older and more successful piano manufacturers, and they were known for building exceptionally well made, expensive pianos for over a century.

This piano is very unusual in that it has a German built action rather than an American made action. Many of Schomacker’s pianos appear to be influenced by German design, which is likely a result of Schomacker’s roots. The cabinet of this piano is also quite unusual – note how the bottom panel curves around in a round “half moon” shape, almost as if it were made for a lady’s petticoat! The case is made of Brazilian Rosewood, and is of the Rococo Victorian style with exquisitely carved panels, legs and fret work panels. Pianos like this haven’t been built for over 125 years, and they are among some of the rarest and most desirable upright pianos in the market today. An original matching stool is included. Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired.