Schubert Mahogany Mandolin Upright Piano

Late 19th Century Schubert “Mandolin Piano” in lavishly carved mahogany wood. The middle pedal mimics sounds of guitar, harpsichord, and other stringed instruments.

$16,500 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.
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SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1894
FINISH: Mahogany
STATUS: Pending Restoration
DESCRIPTION

This piano was built by the Schubert Piano Company of New York in about 1894. Schubert built superb upright and grand pianos from about 1880-1936, and they were usually lavishly carved with intricate detail. These pianos were quite expensive in their day, and they were always built with the finest craftsmanship and materials. Schubert pianos are always very impressive after restoration.

According to its original sales catalog (see photos), this piano was sold as the “Schubert Mandolin Piano, Mahogany Style 22”. The middle pedal on this piano operates a “mandolin attachment” that mimics the sounds of guitar, harpsichord, and other string instruments. It is made of elegantly carved mahogany wood, and will be just stunning after total restoration. One of the things that make this piano a bit different than most is the fact that the carved panels appear to be solid carved wood, not applied carving as is usually the case. An original matching stool is included. This piano can be equipped with computerized player mechanisms if desired.

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