PIANO: WEBER, 5’1” French Provincial Grand Piano/Bench, Ser. # 79696
Finish: Rare Hand-Carved American Black Walnut Lacquer Finish
Description: Albert Weber was one of America’s most respected piano builders. Preferred by Paderewski and others, Weber pianos were always highly praised and deep rich musical instruments. Weber, like Knabe, Chickering and Mason & Hamlin was bought out in the late ‘20’s by Aeolian American Corporation. This piano was manufactured early in 1928 and was probably made in East Rochester, NY along with its high-end cousins, Mason & Hamlin, Knabe and Chickering. This piano represents a level of craftsmanship that is almost extinct and truly very rare today. The special French Provincial case in Black Walnut featured hand carved legs and moldings around the case. Black Walnut is now virtually unavailable in any quantity and is very rare! This piano features the original special hammers of German felt that have a remarkable sound and has been conserved to keep the original tone quality. This piano was rebuilt in the 1970’s and had new hammers, strings and more! This is a true museum piece that will adorn any living room with grace and charm. SUPER SUPER RARE and UNIQUE!