Wing & Son Arts & Crafts Style Upright Piano

Rare Wing & Son “ART-CRAFT” Craftsman/Mission Style Upright Piano With Original Amber Glass Lamps

$27,000 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: 1919
FINISH: Quarter Sawn Oak
STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
DESCRIPTION

The Arts & Crafts Movement in America was most popular from about the 1900 – 1915 period, and had all but disappeared before 1920. Although the Arts & Crafts Movement was a relatively short-lived design era, hundreds of thousands of homes were built and furnished in the popular Craftsman/Mission style. Today, there is a huge Renaissance in the Arts & Crafts Movement. Original Craftsman style homes are being renovated, new Craftsman style homes are being built, and most major furniture lines are manufacturing and selling furnishings in the Craftsman style to reflect the Mission/Arts & Crafts period.
Because the Arts & Crafts movement was such an extreme change from traditional period styles, piano manufactures were very slow to adapt. Very few manufacturers went to the time and expense of adding Craftsman style pianos to their line. By the time these few makers added Craftsman design pianos to their product line, the Arts & Crafts movement seemed to fade away almost as quickly as it came. As a result, Craftsman style pianos are exceedingly rare today.
This piano is one of the most authentic Craftsman style pianos ever built. Inspired by the designs of Gustav Stickley, this piano gives a sense of overall functionality, simplicity, and beauty. The instrument is made of beautiful quarter sawn oak wood and features unusual full-length frontal posts and original antique brass amber glass electric lamps. These original electric lamps are wired into the frame of the instrument with each lamp having its own pull-chain on/off switch. The warm glow of the beautiful amber glass against the rich quarter sawn oak wood and antique ivory keys is absolutely breathtaking.
This piano is being completely restored, inside and out, with a historical perspective in mind. If desired, this piano can be equipped with the Pianomation player system , and can play by itself by streaming music live on an iPod, computer, iPad, etc.
An authentic matching 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.

RELATED INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

Can you find your instrument listed in these antique catalogs?

Wind & Son Catalog, 1911
Book of Complete Information About Pianos by Wing & Sons Piano Company, circa 1911
Wing & Son Catalog 1926
Book of Complete Information About Pianos by Wing & Sons Piano Company, circa 1926
Wing & Son Flyer 1915
Wing & Son Flyer supplemental flyer featuring their "Special Designs & Art Styles",circa 1915
Wing & Son Advertisements
Turn-Of-The-Century Advertisement for the Wing & Son Piano Company
Doane, Wing & Cushing Advertisement
Period Advertisement for Doane, Wing & Cushing Featuring The Square Grand Pianos( Predecessor to the Wing & Son Piano Company)
Wing & Son Catalog 1897
"Book of Complete Information About Pianos" by Wing & Son Piano Company,circa 1897


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