Timothy Gilbert Cocked Hat Grand Piano

Timothy Gilbert was an innovator in piano design and evolution, building a number of “Cocked Hat” grand pianos and square grand pianos.

$75,000 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.
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SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1851
LENGTH: 6 feet, 1 inches
FINISH: Rosewood
STATUS: Pending Restoration
DESCRIPTION

Today’s traditional Grand Piano was patterned after the Harpsichord, and the Square Grand Piano was patterned after the Clavichord. The “Cocked Hat” Grand Piano is basically a Piano that was patterned after the shape and overall design of the Spinet. Mechanically they are designed and built the same as the 19th Century Square Grand Piano, but their shape and stringing pattern is very different. Rather than being strung from front to back (as in a Grand Piano) or from side to side (as in a Square Grand Piano), Cocked Hat Pianos have the strings fanned out in an unusual angle that could almost be described as diagonal.

This Timothy Gilbert Cocked Hat square grand piano is only one of two Cocked Hat square pianos we have seen in the past 15 years. It is made of beautifully carved Brazilian Rosewood and is of the Rococo Victorian style. Note the beautiful ivory keyboard which is in perfect condition. This piano will be restored to perfection inside and out, and an original matching stool is included.

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