Chickering Antique Rococo Rosewood Grand Piano

Chickering Antique Rococo Rosewood Grand Piano

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Chickering Antique Rococo Rosewood Grand Piano
Chickering Antique Rococo Rosewood Grand Piano
Chickering Antique Rococo Rosewood Grand Piano
Chickering Antique Rococo Rosewood Grand Piano

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Hello, For sale is the most beautiful piano we have ever had to offer. This 7 ft 7 in Rosewood Rococo Chickering Grand piano is stunning. 88 finely crafted keys still beam at you with their ivory. No serial # has yet been found but the #19 clearly shown. We believe it to be Ca. 1880. It has been refinished at one point in its life and the rosewood is just gorgeous. Although it sounds fabulous this piano is expected to have some mechanical issues. We know it has one broken string. This piano will actually be for sale at our upcoming estate sale in Cleveland, Ga. October 22 and 23. Click here for sale info http://www.aardvark-antiques.com/articles.asp?id=138 We expect it to sell quickly at this price. We just reduced from $25,000 to $15,000 for quick sale this weekend! Similar pianos are listed for $60,000! This very fine instrument has a lovely provenance as well. The piano was originally owned by Dr. Warner Fussell who moved from New York to Gainesville, Ga. with the piano to be the pastor of the First Baptist Church. He loved the sound and beauty of this piano so much he brought it with him to Georgia. The piano was used at the church until Dr. Fussell accepted a job as President of Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga. The piano was later used in a practice room before being acquired by Mr. Stamey of whose estate it now resides. Chickering Jonas Chickering lived in the Boston area and was apprenticed to Benjamin Crehore around 1815 to learn instrument making. It was here that he developed his skills as a piano builder. After working for another builder and acquiring experience he began his own business in Boston in 1823. From the very first Chickering's pianos were of superb quality and design and coupled with a partner who was good at marketing his pianos became known throughout all of North and South America. In 1843 he incorporated his concept for a cast iron frame in a concert grand piano, and an improved version of this piano received unparalleled praise at the first International Exposition held in 1851 at the Crystal Palace, London, winning the top awards. In 1852 Jonas made his three sons Thomas, Frank, and George partners in the firm. In 1867 following the great Paris Exposition of 1867 Frank Chickering had the Imperial Cross of the Legion of Honour, then one of the world's most prestigious non-military awards, bestowed upon him by Emperor Napoleon III for services to the art of music. The Chickering pianos built up until around the Second World War are considered to be second to none and some of the concert grands built around the period of the late 1800's to around 1925 have some of the most powerful and rich sounds possible, especially in the bass. If you would like to contact me personally before the sale I will be glad to provide any info requested and allow any piano professional to inspect the piano before the sale. Yours Truly Charles Pharr Jr. CEO Aardvark Antiques www.aardvark-antiques.com Accredited Appraiser ISA www.isa-appraisers.org

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • CHICKERING
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Entertainment
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Maker
  • Chickering
  • Year
  • 1880
  • Dimensions
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  • Height: 0 inch
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 0 pound
  • Condition
  • Gorgeous