Possibly the first production fancy cabinet built by Steinway
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
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.