Upright Pianos of the Golden Age

Pianos from the golden age from 1890 to 1945...

... offer mostly a wonderful union of artistically designed case and characterful sound pattern. The biggest number of piano construction companies and highly sophisticated instruments was found worldwide during this period. The most important innovations in piano making - especially by Steinway & Sons in the USA - were imported into the series production especially of the major manufacturers.

In the early 20th century, this fertile piano market collapsed, mainly affecting a lot of smaller European manufacturers, because important export markets like the USA, Eastern Europe and Asia lowered their customs barriers while companies like Yamaha introduced a very large number of instruments to the important American market.

Even though instruments from this period can be as much as 100 years old, they have a high economic and musical value if they are well preserved or authentically restored.

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


Förster piano

Built: 1910
Serial number: 34332
Action: underdamper action
Height: 1.50 m

August Foerster pianos are very well perceived by pianists. These pianos are of a wonderful touch and tone. This is an extraordinary well preserved artcase piano with electric lamps. It has just been serviced by an piano expert.

 

Förster piano

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Blüthner Piano

Built: 1934
Serial number: 117302
Action: underdamper action
Height: 1,25 m

Only very few Blüthner pianos survived from this time because the economic crisis impacted the sales of instruments in Germany. This piano, too, is equipped with the Blüthner underdamper action. The piano is technically well preserved, except for a crack in the soundboard, and it is fully playable. Its looks suffered from a lot of sunshine and wear. Still it looks nice and can readily be polished with shellac. It has a full warm sound and a lot of dynamic potential.

 

Blüthner Piano

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Bluethner Piano

Built: 1927
Serial number: 113874
Action: underdamper action
Height: 1,25 m

We found another Bluethner piano of this era. It has been preserved very well - just the shellac case has som traces of use. The action and keyboard has been serviced recently. This piano still is a wonderful instrument!

 

Bluethner Piano

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Berdux Concert Piano

Built: 1912
Serial number: 15771
Action: underdamper action
Height: 1.42 m

This is a very nice Blüthner piano in a mahagony design. The sound and touch is just Blüthner. The piano is technically well preserved. The piano has been overhauled by a piano expert.

 

Berdux Concert Piano

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Steinway & Sons Piano Model K

Built: 1899
Serial number: 95663
Action: Steinway underdamper action
Height: 1,37m

A most valuable and extravagantly worked Steinway & Sons concert piano, model K, featuring the famous Steinway elephant legs. The high piano is equipped with a splendid cast iron frame, derived from the grand, and the patented tube action. The piano's systems were authentically restored by a Steinway engineer and it has again an excellent sound. The case has been restored in shellac. This design makes it an extremely rarely found instrument in Europe.

 

Steinway & Sons Piano Model K

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Feurich Piano

Built: 1925
Serial number: 41600
Action: underdamper action
Height: 1,25 m

Feurich pianos from the era of 1925 are pretty rare. This piano is a hundred percent original and it has been well preserved. It can still be played very nicely - the tone is as wonderful as Feurich piano of this age are - warm, rich and brillant. An ideal piano for beginners, advanced players - and masters, if properly restored.

 

Feurich Piano

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Steinberg Artcase Piano

Baujahr: ca. 1910
Seriennr: 17003
Mechanik: underdamper action
Höhe: 1,40m

This is a one-of-its-kind artcase piano, most likely being built for a fair or large event - or on a specific customer request. It has rich carvings and wonderful candle stick holders. The piano is very well preserved - recently serviced by a piano expert.


 

Steinberg Artcase Piano

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Blüthner Artcase Piano

Built: 1895
Serial number: 43671
Action: Bluethner patent action
Height: 1.40m

To present the piano makers capabilities at fairs and exhibitions these artcase pianos had been designed. This is a wonderful Bluethner artcase piano in a fully authentic condition. Still touch and tone is amazing.

 

Blüthner Artcase Piano

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Lipp Piano

Built: 1905
Serial number: 27339
Action: Double repetition action
Height: 1.30m

To present the piano makers capabilities at fairs and exhibitions these artcase pianos had been designed. This is a wonderful Bluethner artcase piano in a fully authentic condition. Still touch and tone is amazing.

 

Lipp Piano

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C. Bechstein Conductor's stand piano

Built: 1930
Serial number: 136611
Action: Schwander underdamper action
Height: 1,50m

Another museum type of instrument is this so called C. Bechstein conductor's stand piano. Amongs others C. Bechstein has built such extraordinary pianos for the conductor's stand within orchesters. This piano has some damages- but nothing serios. After a standard renovation, this piano will be very nice. A pretty unique piano.

 

C. Bechstein Conductor's stand piano

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Desk piano Hoepfner

Baujahr: ca. 1920
Seriennr: 25989
Mechanik: under-hanging action
Höhe: 1,15m

This desk piano is a rarely built oddity! One of the earliest was built by Steingraeber for R. Wagner on his individual order. This one, made by Hoepfner, is a splendid sample of the decoration - for aficionados! Hoepfner's pianoforte factory in Berlin built high-quality small pianos of this shape, primarily throughout the 1920s. The piano is non-restored, still playing acceptable.


 

Desk piano Hoepfner

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Ibach Piano

Baujahr: ca. 1925
Seriennr: 88826
Mechanik: underdamper action
Höhe: 1.28m

As Bluethner underdamper pianos of before 1940 are a rare find - Ibach underdamper piano are a rare find as well. This piano is in an extraordinary good authentic condition. After a full service this piano will be a perfect instrument.


 

Ibach Piano

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