This magnificent antique piano is a rare 4 pedal “Orchestral Grand” from the George P. Bent company in Chicago, renowned for the quality and superiority of their musical instruments. Serial number 21449, it was built in 1901 and features gorgeous quarter sawn “tiger” oak with multiple detailed carvings, fluted legs and cathedral sides.
It is in 95% original condition, with just a handful of hammers, damper felts and ivories replaced. A couple of small pieces of carving are missing on the front board and bottom panel, but it is mostly intact. At some point, it seems some carving on the legs was removed, although this was done very cleanly—there is no actual damage to the wood. Once refinished it would not be noticeable. Most of the hardware for the pedals is in place — replacing what is missing should not be difficult.
The structural integrity of this instrument is impressive. Over a hundred years old, the soundboard is still sound (sorry for the pun), the bridges show no cracking as far as I can see. Note the bass bridge pictures. This piano is a prime candidate for a full restoration and would be a magnificent instrument as well as a fine piece of furniture.
• Carved Tiger Oak
• Cathedral Sides
• Fluted Legs
• Original Ivory natural keys and Ebony wood sharps
• Original finish and fallboard decal
• Rare 4 pedal design
• 57” high
• 64” wide
• 27 1/2” deep
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Price and Terms
I have not set a price – I am open to offers. Best reasonable offer in a reasonable time will be accepted. This is not a formal auction and I have no desire to manipulate buyers but I will do my best to be transparent about competing offers while protecting potential buyers’ privacy. Shipping will be the responsibility of the buyer but I am happy to assist any way I can.