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KINGSBURY Victorian Cabinet Grand • Quarter Sawn Oak - $5,996 (Eugene)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Kingsbury
model name / number: Cabinet Grand
Beautifully capturing the craftsmanship and historical significance of this Victorian-era piano, the intricate carving and the rarity of quarter sawn oak make it a truly remarkable piece and one of the most beautiful Victorian upright pianos ever to come into our gallery!

It is fascinating how the value of pianos during the Victorian era paralleled that of small houses, highlighting their importance as both musical instruments and symbols of wealth and status. During the Victorian era, the cost of a piano was equivalent to a small house. The piano was often the most expensive possession a family would own apart from the house itself.

FINANCING available O.A.C.

During the 19th Century, Quarter sawn oak was considered an inexpensive domestic wood, so most manufacturers used oak very rarely in their finer pieces. It was not until well into the 20th Century that Quarter Sawn Oak wood became popular in piano manufacturing, but by then most designs had been streamlined into simple, less ornate styles. As a result, highly carved pianos made of Quarter Sawn Oak are very rare and in high demand today.

Built by Kingsbury in 1904 (a division of the Cable Piano Co.), this magnificent piano boasts a front panel elaborately carved with ribbons, flowers and vines, all executed in exquisite detail. In addition each front pillar displays additional carved relief work.

The Quarter Sawn Oak wood grain in the cabinet is some of the finest we have ever seen, giving the piano an overall elegant appearance.

The past restoration seem to have preserved its original charm while ensuring its functionality as a musical instrument. And the option to equip it with a modern player system adds a contemporary touch, making it appealing to a wider range of buyers who appreciate both its historical value and its potential for modern convenience.

As an instrument, the tone quality is quite impressive and the piano remains fully playable and tunable and has been well maintained. Overall, this piano seems like a treasure for collectors and enthusiasts alike, offering not just aesthetic beauty but also musical excellence.

A period matching piano stool is included (as shown)

Professional delivery available.

Come audition it today!

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