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THE PERIOD PIANO CENTER

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        Bill Shull, RPT, M.Mus.  Founder and President

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Chickering 6’4” Grand Scale 109C #78875

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Many nineteenth-century cabinets received “antique” enamel finishes in solid color during the 1950s to 1970s

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Serial number photo was taken at time of donation

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Chickering used a hinge-style perimeter joint, rather than to glue the soundboard directly to the rim.  The rib scaling accommodated this design.  While a tonal advantage is not proven by this design, the pianos built during this period were tonally exceptional.

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Interior remains original throughout piano

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The Erard Project - with VP David Rubenstein