The Golden age of Pianos - Upright Grand
Antique Cable upright grand piano, mission style deep brown mahogany wood, original ivory keys, original matching bench is included. Every key plays well, though it's a bit out of tune. The piano was donated by its original owner, who has cared for it and played it lovingly over the past 84 years. There are only 2 small chips in the original ivory keys, and the case is in excellent condition for an 84 year old piano. The hammers need fluffing, but the piano does not require much restoration. One wheel on the bottom is broken, but this is a minor ($15) repair for such an excellent piano.
We've named her Vivienne... and she retails fully restored for $10,000-$15,000. We believe that with tuning and a little fluffing, she will be restored to her pre-Great Depression glory. As this is an F. Scott Fitzgerald era piano, built in the simplicity of the era (mission, arts and crafts, etc.), we're pretty excited to have her. She'll go well in a home where the family not only loves music, but loves the craftsmanship of an AMERICAN MADE ANTIQUE piano.
Here's a bit of info about the piano company found on a piano restoration website. 'The Cable Piano Company was one of the largest piano manufacturers in Chicago. The company was established in 1880 by H.D. Cable, who had originally been with the Western Cottage Organ Company (later changed to Chicago Cottage Organ Company). In 1890, Cable consolidated with the Conover Brothers, as well as his two brothers Fayette S. Cable and Hobart M. Cable (although Fayette S. Cable and Hobart M. Cable continued to build pianos under their own names). Shortly thereafter, the firm acquired the Schiller Piano Company, using Schiller instruments as their 'top of the line' models. The Cable Piano Company was widely celebrated as a maker of fine instruments, and they were a major contributor to the American piano industry at large. Cable built a number of brand names including Kingsbury, Wellington, Schiller, Conover, and Euphona player pianos. Today, Cable made pianos are among some of the finest antique pianos we see come through our shop and they are well worth restoration.'
We're asking for $5,500 to make it move fast, and will consider serious offers. We have 2 strong men to help you move it within 50 miles free as long as you offer full asking price. We have paypal and can accept payment this way for serious in-person customers only. Email for more information/additional photos. We're free to show it during the day and evening.