Antique Upright Sterling Piano Circa 1896 - Buy A Piece of History!

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Seller: francarlo_valencia (36) 100%, Location: San Antonio, Texas, Ships to: US, Item: 254358512767 Antique Upright Sterling piano, circa 1896, previously owned by the Bonetti family of Mexico City. The Bonetti family was an affluent family of Swiss diplomats that resided in a beautiful mansion erected in one of the most beautiful and exclusive Avenues in the world; Avenida Reforma, in #cdmx designed after the #champselysees in #Paris #France. This influential political family was said to have hosted president Porfirio Días on numerous occasions, the family possessed pictures of the dictator playing this particular piano. This mahogany wood piano with ornate carved moldings and panels with silver candelabras on opposite sides and original ivory keyboard, is considered to be quite rare and valuable, it comes with an original antique matching stool with claw feet. Sterling Built high-quality expensive pianos in Derby Connecticut from 1866 to 1960, nearly a whole century. Company literature describe the construction of the piano as quotation made with full iron frame covering the entire rest plank giving perfect solidity and furnace. The sounding boards are from carefully selected Spruce, no soft pine or any other material being allowed to enter into the important part of the instrument the backs are built up very strongly and the instruments are constructed with every regard for durability these instruments where are usually finished in high polished mahogany, oak or walnut. Silver, Glass, gold and silk were used in making strings for musical instruments the working section of these pianos is called the action contains about 7500 parts here, all playing a role in sending the hammers against the strings when keys are struck.” Piano was appraised in 2009 close to 15,000, value has increased in the last 10 years. Piano is in very good condition. Provenance: Ownership History Available, Brand: Sterling, Material: Wood

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