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THE PERIOD PIANO CENTER

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

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Steinway 8’ “Fancy Grand” #1396 built in 1858

Possibly the first production fancy cabinet built by Steinway

 

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Steinway 8’ #1396 now, with removed “gingerbread” and modern spade foot legs and lyre

Below, a similarly-styled 19th century piano as Steinway #1396 would look if cabinet is restored to original features

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Steinway 8’ #1396 as donated to Period PIano Center.  Flatstrung, like nearly alll of the first three years of Steinway grand pianos (1856 to 1858).  Begun in the factory September 26, 1857, and sold in March 1858.

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The Erard Project - with VP David Rubenstein