Timothy Gilbert Square Grand Piano

Pre-Civil War Piano Exquisitely Decorated With Mother Of Pearl Inlay

$55,000 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: 1850
FINISH: Brazilian Rosewood
STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
DESCRIPTION

Timothy Gilbert was one of America’s earliest piano manufacturers. Originally established in 1829 with his brother, Lemuel Gilbert, Timothy Gilbert built one of the largest and most successful piano manufactures in Boston’s history.
This beautiful piano is a rare example of one of T. Gilbert’s most elaborately decorated models. The instrument is made of Brazilian Rosewood and is of the carved Rococo Victorian style. The cabinet is adorned with beautiful mother-of-pearl inlay and hand painted scenery, details found only on the most expensive pianos. The interior harp is beautifully hand-painted in brilliant floral colors accented with gold gilt and delicate filigree. Perhaps the most unique feature of this beautiful instrument is the beautiful mother-of-pearl keyboard! Because of their high cost when new, these elaborately decorated pianos were built in small numbers and they are quite rare today.
This piano is being restored to like-new condition inside and out. Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired.

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