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