1901 STIEFF SHAW ART CASE GRAND PIANO 6'7'': Formal Mahogany Steiff / Shaw ''Art Case'' Parlor Grand Piano serial number 13675. Reconditioned interior. Approx. 41'' h x 60'' w. Also included is a bench with fluted legs.
rebuilt and refinished in 1994
Charles M. Stieff immigrated from his native Germany to The United States in 1841, ultimately settling in Baltimore, Maryland. Charles M. Stieff quickly established himself as a prominent member of Baltimore’s music community. In 1842, Stieff begin importing pianos from Germany that he retailed in the Baltimore area. In 1843 Stieff opened warerooms on Liberty Street where he represented several lines of well-respected piano names.
Observing the success of various piano manufacturers, Charles M. Stieff took an extensive trip to Europe in 1852 where he studied the art of piano design and manufacturing. Upon his return to Baltimore in 1856, he took his sons Frederick P. Stieff and Charles Stieff Jr. into partnership and began manufacturing the “Stieff” piano. The factory was managed by his bother-in-law, Jacob Gross, an “old-school” master piano builder. Stieff pianos were immediately successful, and the instruments were considered to be “of extreme merit”, winning distinguished awards wherever they were exhibited. Charles M. Stieff died in 1862 and the firm was successfully succeeded by his sons Frederick and Charles Jr., while Jacob Gross continued to manage manufacturing and design.
Charles M. Stieff began by building very high-quality square grand pianos. By the later part of 19th Century, upright pianos and grand pianos had been added to the Stieff product line. Square pianos were discontinued by the last decade of the 19th Century, and player pianos were added during the first decade of the 20th Century. Many dealers sold the “Stieff” piano alongside some of the most expensive and well-known piano lines. Stieff pianos are commonly referred to as “The Poor Man’s Steinway”, and were often sold as a second line in higher end Steinway dealerships throughout the 20th Century.
The Stieff Piano Company built pianos under the brand name labels of Charles M. Stieff, Shaw, Bennett – Brettz, Davies & Sons, and Leslie Brothers. Charles M. Stieff is one of the few American piano manufacturers to survive both The Great Depression and World War II without being absorbed into a large conglomerate. The firm ultimately ceased operations and was liquidated in 1951. Pianos manufactured by Charles M. Stieff are considered to be high-grade, well made instruments which are generally well worth restoration and preservation today.
Warning!!! this is a real piano and not a piece of furniture, if you want a shiny plastic looking ebony polished piano in pristine condition this piano is not for you... this is a vintage instrument and it shows some aging on the cabinet.
Now if you are trying to find this $100000 sounding piano and want to save 90% this piano is for you!
A true golden sound , soundboard in great condition, hammers are like new.
Please note the once the piano arrives in your home you will have to tune it at your cost since pianos do go out of tune during shipping.
RATES INCLUDE DELIVERY TO YOUR CITY ANYWHERE IN THE 48 STATES.
We can arrange in home delivery for another $275+ (depending on stairs/turns etc)
Area Cost Time
GA $295(in home) 3 to 4weeks
Mid West, North East, South East, Florida $995(curb delivery) 3 to 4weeks
South West, Texas $995(curb delivery) 3 to 4weeks
West Coast $995(curb delivery) 3 to 4weeks
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Wordwide delivery to any port from $1450 to $1950
Livraison dans le monte entier a n'importe quel port de $1450 a $1950
Entrega mundial a cualquier puerto desde $ 1450 a $ 1950