Beautiful 4-Pedal Crown Upright Piano in Quarter Sawn Oak Wood
“Crown” brand pianos were manufactured by the famous George P. Bent Piano & Organ Company from about 1890-1949. Crown built high quality, expensive pianos that were exceptionally well made.
This piano has 4 pedals rather than the traditional 2 or 3 pedals. Crown pianos offered a unique 4 pedal feature which allowed the pianist to mimic sounds of harpsichord, zither, banjo, and mandolin. This mechanism, known as an “Orchestral Attachment” and “Practice Clavier”, was somewhat successful and was sold on many pianos built by The Crown Piano Company. It’s a rare treat to get to hear one of these instruments after restoration – the sound is quite beautiful and unexpected with the extra pedals are being used. When the extra pedals aren’t engaged, the piano plays like an ordinary piano.
This piano is made of beautiful Quarter Sawn Oak wood and is of the carved Victorian style. The “Tiger Stripe” wood grain and rich color gives this piano a formal and beautiful appearance overall. The piano is being completely restored, inside and out, and will have the sound of a full grand piano post restoration.
A matching piano stool is included. Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired.