Steinway is said to have built some of the finest pianos in history, and many of their 19th Century patents and designs are still being used in piano manufacturing today!
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During the 19th Century, many of Steinway's famous patents and claims to early fame were because of their square grand pianos. In fact, Steinway built more square grand pianos before 1890 than upright and grand pianos combined!
This piano is one of the nicest square grand pianos in our collection. Built in 1867, this piano was the highest grade, most elaborate square grand model offered by Steinway at that time. The piano is made of beautiful Brazilian Rosewood and is of the Rococo Victorian style. Not only is this piano more elaborately carved than most other Steinway square grand pianos, but it also has a carved and finished backside that looks as nice as the front! The finished backside allows this piano to be placed in the center of a room and viewed from all angles; most square grand pianos had unfinished backs that were meant to be placed against a wall.
This piano is also a full 88-note keyboard, a rare feature for an instrument in 1867 (most pianos were only 85 notes at that time) and also has a full iron frame. This beautiful piano is wonderful example of the mid-19th Century American Square Grand piano at its finest!