Very Rare Library Mission Style Player Piano In Straight Cut Grain Oak Wood
This is a very unusual Library Mission style player piano by the Sterling Piano Company of New York. Sterling built very high quality pianos during the early 20th Century, and they were one of the few manufacturers to offer several different varietys of Arts & Crafts/Mission style cases on their instruments. Built in 1916, this piano was one of the last true Craftman pianos Sterling built; just as the Arts & Crafts movement was coming to a close. This piano is especially unique because it is made of a straight-cut grain of oak rather than the quarter sawn oak wood found on most pianos. It features beautifully style Mission style post legs with pyramid accents. Note how the mulitple Mission style post legs are reflected above the keyboard, giving the instrument a beautiful symmetry overall.The piano is being restored to like new condition. The piano does play by itself by using a perforated paper roll. One originally had to pump the pedals to get the piano to play, but we can install an electric motor inside the instrument so that one can either pump the pedals or flip a switch to make it run.An original matching Mission style piano bench is included.
Note: As founder of The Antique Piano Shop, I have personally collected Mission / Arts & Crafts style pianos for over 25 years. I have a great passion for anything Mission / Arts & Crafts, including Craftsman homes, furniture, and accessories. If you are a true Arts & Crafts enthusiast, you will appreciate how impossible it is to find true Arts & Crafts / Mission style pianos in today’s market. Nearly three decades of collecting and preserving these “impossible to find” instruments has allowed me the opportunity to present the largest collection of true Mission / Arts & Crafts style instruments anywhere in the world. We are proud to offer the serious enthusiast the option of adding an authentic period instrument for their Craftsman home.
– Michael Stinnett, Founder, The Antique Piano Shop, Inc.