Shoninger Walnut Louis XV Style Upright Piano

Lavish B. Shoninger Louis XV “Salon” Model Upright Piano In Burl Walnut Carved Cabinet

$32,000 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.
YEAR: 1907
FINISH: Burl Walnut
STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration

This piano is one of the most beautifully carved upright pianos ever produced. It was built by the Bernard Shoninger Piano Company of New Haven, CT, in 1907. B. Shoninger built high quality, expensive pianos from 1850-1929, one of the many American piano companies to go under with the great depression. According to its original turn-of-the-century sales catalog, (see photos), this piano was sold as the “Louis XV Salon Upright Model”.

This Shoninger piano sat in one house, on one wall for all of its life, and was in amazingly good, original condition prior to restoration. This piano has a beautiful light, burl walnut wood that is just breathtaking in person. Pianos like this simply aren't readily available today. They would have been afforded only by the wealthy of the era, hence their rarity today. This piano comes with a matching stool, and can be equipped with computerized player mechanisms if desired.