Wm. Knabe & Co. Louis XV Grand Piano

Knabe was the official piano of the Metropolitan Opera. Their pianos were known for having a sweet and harmonious tone that was ideal for vocal accompaniment.

$35,000 After 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.
For Sale
SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1930
LENGTH: 5'5"
FINISH: Walnut
STATUS: Pending Restoration
DESCRIPTION

This lovely piano was built by Wm. Knabe & Co. during The Great Depression, a time when only a wealthy few could afford such an extravagant luxury.  Knabe was the official piano of the Metropolitan Opera for many years, and their pianos were famous for having rich, deep tones that were desirable for vocal accompaniment.

This piano is made of beautiful exotic-grain Circassian walnut wood and is of the carved Louis XV style.  During the early 20thCentury, historic period styles became very popular in furniture and interior design.  The French inspired Louis XV style was one of the most popular 20thCentury revival styles.  Note the elegantly carved legs, music rack and pedal lyre.  These carved art-case pianos were more expensive than traditional models, and they were built in small numbers.

This piano will be restored to like-new condition, inside and out.  The piano can be finished in either light or dark walnut per the buyer’s request.  After restoration, this piano will suit the most discriminating pianist.

If desired, this piano can be equipped with the Pianomation player system, and can play by itself by streaming music live from any smart device.  Thousands of song titles are available.

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