This is a lovely petite Steinway & Sons “Cottage Upright” from the Civil War Era. These early Steinway upright pianos are exceedingly rare today.
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Steinway is said to have built the best pianos in the world. This is a beautiful example of an early Steinway & Sons Victorian upright piano dating from 1866. This is an early, rare Steinway & Sons upright piano built right at the end of the Civil War! It is a small upright, generally called a "cottage upright" and was designed with smaller Victorian homes and parlors in mind. It is made of lavishly carved rosewood, and has heavily carved cabriole legs and moldings. These early Steinway upright pianos are very rare due to the popularity of the square piano during the mid 19th Century. It was not until about 1885 that the upright piano gained favor over the square piano in America. This piano has been completely restored from a historical perspective, and plays like the day it was built! This is a very rare opportunity to own a wonderful piece of American musical history! An original stool is included.