This historically significant, pre-Civil War instrument is being offered for sale. All offers considered.
Piano has to be picked up as we do not ship.
This instrument was built in Boston in 1827 and represents American piano building at its apex. Chickering was the premiere American piano builder in the mid-19th century, endorsed by Liszt, Gottschalk, and Busoni. This instrument has a fortepiano-like action with soft leather hammers and soft felt dampers and produces a sweet, sustained sound. The case is rosewood veneer and features a half iron cast frame with Chickering distinctive 1827 sunburst design, as well as the original hammers, dampers, soundboard, ivory/ebony keyboard and hardware.
Pre-civil war pianos (for example, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Foster were alive when this piano was built!) are rare, especially in this fine condition. The piano currently lives in Van Alstyne, TX.
This is a rare opportunity to own a significant instrument that is a part of North American piano building history.