Grand Pianos of the Golden Age

Grand pianos from the golden age of 1890 till today...

... were ever more rarely seen in private households, because the amount of solid upright pianos was competing with them. This was ultimately the consequence of shrinking living space even of the wealthier city families, and, above all, of significantly higher costs for a grand piano at the turn of the century. Classical parlor grands of 1900 were still 2 meters long, but then, basically after the 1920s, the manufacturers tried to acquire customers as well with baby grands of 1.40 m in length. But only few manufacturers managed to succeed with this smaller shape, esp. with regard to sound quality.

And yet: those who can provide the space for a grand piano should consider that, because nice grand pianos merge playability, looks and sound potential in a way that is always superior to an upright piano.

And these are the instruments we can currently offer...

Blüthner Aliquot grand piano

Built: 1906
Serial number: 72112
Action: Blüthner patent action
Length: 2,10 m

This extraordinary Blüthner grand piano was presumably designed so extravagantly, as a unique instrument, by wish of a customer or as a demonstrational instrument. It is equipped with the patented Aliquot system. The surface is made from lemon wood and provided with fine brass inserts. A very noble instrument. This splendid grand piano has technically been completely restored - it plays and sounds absolutely perfect again. The surface has been renovated with shellac as well.

 

Blüthner Aliquot grand piano

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Blüthner Aliquot Artcase grand piano

Built: 1912
Serial number: 89115
Action: Blüthner patent action
Length: 1,70m

This one-of-its-kind Blüthner grand piano has a beautiful 6 legs italian renaissence design. However it is non-renovated, it plays and sounds very nice. A very rare find.

 

Blüthner Aliquot Artcase grand piano

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Blüthner artcase jubilee aliquot grand piano

Built: 1903
Serial number: 63751
Action: Blüthner patent action
Length: 1.90 m

This is an extremely rare Blüthner artcase jubilee grand piano of 1903 - the 50th Jubilee of J. Blüthner. This piano is well preserved. It will be restored carefully. A one of its kind piano.

 

Blüthner artcase jubilee aliquot grand piano

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Bluethner jubilee grand piano

Built: 1897
Serial number: 46591
Action: double repetition action
Length: 1.90 m

An early Bluethner artcase jubilee grand piano with Aliquot and double repetition action - rare to find. Although this piano requires a restoration, still the touch and tone is impressive.

 

Bluethner jubilee grand piano

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Blüthner jubilee grand piano

Built: 1912
Serial number: 87633
Action: Blüthner patent action
Length: 1.90 m

This is another rare Blüthner artcase jubilee grand piano. This piano is very well preserved - still plays and sounds nicely. The shellac has lost its beauty. We will either restore the piano completely or just refurbish the shellac.

 

Blüthner jubilee grand piano

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Blüthner grand piano 190

Built: 1903
Serial number: 64029
Action: Blüthner patent action
Length: 1.90 m

This Blüthner grand piano is very well preserved - still sounds nice. It can be used as is - or, once being restored, fulfil professional requirements. The Blüthner patent action has a good substance.

 

Blüthner grand piano 190

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Blüthner grand piano

Built: 1905
Serial number: 68420
Action: Blüthner patent action
Length: 1,90 m

This Blüthner grand piano (mod 6) is non-restored - but still good to play. It can either be used as is - or be restored to offer the full beauty of such a valuable grand piano.

 

Blüthner grand piano

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Ibach transposing grand

Built: 1915
Serial number: 71617/40
Action: Ibach double repetition action
Length: 1,95 m

This Ibach grand piano, finished 1/23/1915 (1.95 m), patented as Prof. Dr. Felix v. Kraus Transponierflügel (D.R.P. 202532) and featuring the license number 40, is a rare specimen that may in fact be one of the very few grand pianos that are so well preserved. This grand piano has a transposing lever that may shift the keyboard between g-sharp (-4) and d-sharp (+3). Instead of 85, this grand piano has 95 choirs. The splendid case with the double legs is also wonderfully preserved.


 

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Steinway B grand piano

Built: 1898
Serial number: 92270
Action: Steinway repetition action
Length: 2.11 m

This Hamburg Steinway B grand piano is an extremely rare find, as it is untouched since 1898. Still wonderfult and rich touch and tone. The piano case is in a good condition as well - beautiful legs, lyra and music stand.


 

Steinway B grand piano

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Steinway O grand piano

Built: 1912
Serial number: 151805
Action: Steinway repetition action
Length: 1.80 m

This Hamburg Steinway O grand piano is another rare find, as it is untouched since 1912. Still wonderfult and rich touch and tone. The piano case is in a medium good condition. This grand piano will be completely restored soon.


 

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Bechstein artcase grand piano

Built: 1928
Serial number: 133066
Action: Renner repetition action
Length: 1,70 m

This is a unique Bechstein Artcase grand piano. It is a so called "Luxusausstattung im Stile Louis XVI" artcase grand piano. a previous owner repainted it antique grey. The acoustic piano is still authentic - and plays / sounds very nice. A wonderful piano - we will restore it completely to bring back its authentic glory.


 

Bechstein artcase grand piano

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Pfeiffer Grand Piano

Built: 1925
Serial number: 13501
Action: Keller repetition action
Length: 2.00 m

Rare to find - Pfeiffer grand pianos are known for their impressive touch and tone. Many pianists love these Pfeiffer grand pianos. This piano is well preserved. A full restoration is recommended to unleash the full potential of this grand piano.


 

Pfeiffer Grand Piano

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Grotrian Steinweg grand piano

Built: 1910
Serial number: 24763
Action: double repetition action
Length: 1.85 m

This is a very nice Grotrian-Steinweg grand piano. Overall well preserved with some aging defects. A full restoration would be worth doing. This is one of the most beautiful grand pianos ever built - we have fully restored some of this model - they are all great by touch and tone.


 

Grotrian Steinweg grand piano

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Feurich Jubilee grand piano

Built: 1894
Serial number: 10707
Action: double repetition action
Length: 1.8 m

Feurich had been one of the leading German manufacturers around 1900. Their instruments have an amazing touch and tone. In the 1890s Feurich had a Jubilee frame for some of their grand pianos. This is one of these very rare examples. This wonderful grand piano will be restored in the near future.


 

Feurich Jubilee grand piano

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Kohl Artcase grand piano

Built: 1910
Serial number: 7892
Action: Schwander double repetition action
Length: 1.8 m

H. Kohl (Hamburg) is known just to piano experts. Nevertheless this piano manufacturer produced quite a lot and quite good pianos. This is a rare artcase grand piano in an untouched condition. It requires a restoration to be as good as can be.


 

Kohl artcase grand piano

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