Baldwin French-Style Baby Grand
This 90 year-old antique is in good to very good condition. That is, it is free of any major defects and there is no rust or dents on interior metal parts. It was tuned just over a year ago and plays well. The finish is oxidized but blemishes are otherwise minor. One key has lots it top surface but all 88 are perfectly functional. It is of the French style based on the inward-curving design of the legs. The legs are mounted on wheels and there is a carved scallop or plume design on the shoulder of each. It comes with the original bench. In has been kept in a church in a dry climate for most of its history. This piano has been appraised at $18,000 to $25,000 in fully restored condition, and it does not appear that restoration would be unusually complicated. The church however cannot afford the treatment and wishes to sell the piano 'as is' to someone who can. The piano has also been appraised at $1,300 in 'as is' condition, but the church asks for a much lower price to facilitate sale.