Rembrandt 1912 Cabinet Grand Upright Piano
Appraised value is $1425.00 only asking for half of that.
Buyer must pay for moving costs and collect the Piano personally.
Unfortunately I have moved into a smaller space and I no longer have the space for it.
Below is some information from the Appraisal regarding the history of the piano and manufacture.
REMBRANDT PIANOS made by Price & Teeple. Discontinued in 1925.
PRICE & TEEPLE PIANO CO., Kankakee, lllinois, Est. 1903; made Price & Teeple, Schaeffer, Carleton, Rembrandt, Harmonola, Collins Symphonola players, made by Price & Teeple. Also coin oper. pianos. A famous name in the annals of American pianos and players. These instruments were dependable and of fine quality. Made in many designs and of uniform excellence. The company sustained a longtime reputation of quality.
Grands, uprights and player-pianos bearing this name are products of the old and responsible firm of the Price & Teeple extensive factory in Kankakee, lllinois. The pianos and player-pianos of this house are of the high-grade class in every particular and they are in great demand because of their excellence and the enterprise of their manufacturers. Price & Teeple instruments were nationally advertised and have been used by many great artists.These pianos were well known for its tonal quality, including a robust, resonant bass, rich and warm tenor and a treble with a singing tone, bell-like in its clarity. Many of these instruments were built for use in concert halls, elite hotels, and fine restaurants where their volume and powerful presence was needed.
Few piano industries can claim to have a larger distribution among music lovers of the highest discrimination. The house of Price & Teeple is one of the oldest in the history of piano manufacturing in the west, and it has from the first stood unchallenged for integrity and ambition. Price & Teeple made pianos that are celebrated for their fine, pure quality tone, and distinguished for the beauty of its case designs. Special attention was given to this important feature of artistic piano making that even the regular models of this line are noteworthy for their simplicity and grace, pianos were made in uprights, grands, player-pianos and reproducing pianos.
These pianos were produced from about 1903 until about 1925. This was the era that the design of the piano was being perfected by manufactures. These instruments measure anywhere from 45' to 58' high, and were usually finished in mahogany, oak, or walnut, with the finishes deteriorating over time. Because of the long term chemical breakdown in these early finishes, they develop a 'crazing' or 'alligatored' look. The fact is that when professionally refinished, these pianos usually boast beautiful wood grains which have been hidden for decades. These instruments were built in an era of superb craftsmanship and integrity so they are consistently superior in overall construction and tone.
Unique and distinctive features of construction are usually found pianos of the size and description provided. The most important of those special features is the design of the 'over- stringing' construction. Before 1890 most upright pianos were 'straight strung', that is the strings were straight up and down, afterwards the strings were over lapping. This gives this upright longer strings with the tone of a grand piano and makes it especially well adapted for concert use. 'Cabinet Grand' is a term usually referring to certain large upright pianos over 50' tall. Due to their towering height, these instruments usually had string lengths and musical capabilities equal and often superior to actual grand pianos, thus being labeled 'Cabinet Grand' by their manufactures. A 52' upright provides as much total soundboard area as 7' grand piano. Its #1 bass string's length nearly matches that of a 6'3' grand. In other words, you get grand piano performance quality in a vertical instrument.
The appraisal values are stated in U.S. Dollars and are based on market values from several sources. Based on comparisons of pianos of this age, condition and nature offered for sale in newspapers and the internet by private parties, music stores, auction houses, and piano teachers, These values are certified through research in Directories of the Music Industry such as, The Presto Piano Buyers Guide, The Pierce Musical Instrument Atlas, The Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments and The Bluebook of Pianos, and the Piano Times Newspaper.