Steinway & Sons Centennial Concert Grand D, Rosewood - US Independence Day 1878

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Seller: hollandsouvenirs4u (685) 100%, Location: 's-Gravenhage, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 264460888961 For sale: Steinway & Sons "Centennial Grand D" piano style 4 with Rosewood body framebuilt-in New York 1878 This "Centennial" Grand was developed by Steinway to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of " Independence of America " ! A true historical instrument with a lot of history!Don't miss this one of the kind opportunity to hunt a very, very rare Steinway! Steinway developed this Grand Piano especially for the largest and first international US World fair in the 19.th. century, held in Philadelphia with a limited edition of 424 Steinway Grands ever build for that event. Only a view of these original "Centennials" have been survived. Some experts talk about 80 real "Centennials" or less are leftover. Here you have the opportunity to claim one.Regarding the Serial No 35806, our Steinway Centennial was shipped to Steinway & Sons of London on February 4, 1878 One "Centennial" stays and is exhibited in the US Pentagon Other "Centennials" are in Museums like: - The Metropolitan Museum of Art- The Smithsonian National Museum of American History- The Cantos Museum, Calgary, Canada-Technic Museum Speyer, Germany- The old capitol Museum, Senate Chamber, University of Iowa- The Fredericks Museum, Ashburnham- Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments, New Haven- 'Namm", The Museum of Making Music of the National Asociation of Music Merchants- California State University, Henry Madden Library ~ * ~ We are very proud to can offer you one of the rarest Steinway Centennial Grands around the Globe, so don't hesitate to contact us! Place a bid ... Steinway Serial number: 35806 Condition: The body is made by very rare rosewood (imported at this time in 1867 th. from Brasil) Top condition nearly as new with some markes of time...(Steinway New York term: "Style 4 Rosewood") 88 keys at all, 52 originally Ivory keys and 36 black ebony wood keys in top condition. Strings: Original and in a remarkable good playable substance.(Please note, these strings have made at this time by steal! ) The soundboard is in a remarkably good condition, never repaired or touched. The piano harp has some spots of age but does not need a restoration because it is in a very, very good condition. IMPORTANT !This grand is at this moment not playable. The complete wooden mechanical parts have to replaced by original Steinway parts if you want to play this treasure. This is quite some issue for our sale, but absolutely not a problem to fix it. Steinway can deliver and offer still for this instrument the parts to renew it.To be clear, the mechanical parts has to be replaced, action parts, hammers a.s.o.(Expect some extra invest of around 10000 to 15000 Euro) to do that.(We have the old mechanic inside and this is not working anymore. It is not the original Steinway Mechanic spare parts anyway...) Further, there is one of the 3 pedals not active, this has to be rebuilt too, if there is a need for. Size: Length: 274 cm / 107.87 inch(Please note, the records of the New York Steinway factory regarding the Serial No. told us, this Steinway has a length of 263 cm / 103.54 inch, but our measurement result is in fact 274 cm ....)Height: 100 cm / 39.37 inch (closed) Width: 146 cm / 57.48 inch Net weight (According Steinway New York) : 506 kg / 1,115 lbs Sound: Because of the long size, the remarkable rosewood body and the original metal steal stings you can expect some dream of sound, not to compare with a new Steinway & Sons Grand D's To point it out, this grand D has still the extreamly rare original metal strings from 1878. UNREPLACABLE and these strings are in an absolutely Top condition with some unbeatable deap bass sound. Not to compare with some later copper strings with total other sound effect! We would be happy if this extraordinary instrument gets into someone's hands to bring it in life again to let the remarkable sound alive prefering this to see this in some museum. Below is some copy of the insurance expertise from Steinway & Sons New York requested the end of 2018.shipped to Steinway & Sons of London on February 4, 1878 Unfortunately, we have no more history details "Provenance" of ownership from the past, we have this instrument around 40 - 50 years Worldwide shipment. 🚢 ✈ 🚚 🚲 🛴 This auction starts with 65000,- US$ without transportation.Good luck with bidding! WORLDWIDE SHIPMENT The last 3 images below are: First Image: Thomas Edison presents 1877 the phone in the Steinway Hall.A Steinway Centennial was in the middle of the presentation!(Image resource: La Guardia and Wagner Archives) Second Image: Engraving from the Steinway & Sons exhibition held on the Philadelphia fair, where the Grand D Centennial is exposed on the left. (Image resource: Bates Country Museum) Last image:Copy of the insurance expertise from Steinway & Suns New York requested the end of 2018 PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS A ITEM FROM OUR PRIVAT COLLECTION , NOT FROM SOME STORE .... About Shipment: Shipment and TAX is not included and is on your own cost.Of cause we can help you About transport and shipment...: Worldwide shipment! Please note, we do not offer free transport or insurance. This has to be regulated and done by you or the new owner. Herefore we highly recommend the specialized company "Griffioen Transport"(one of the best Piano Transporters in Holland, Europe and with Worldwide transport experiance) able to ship even the very large "Centennial" via vessel or airplane to the place, you want to enjoy it. Please contact them to get the shipping costs and the insurance possibilities under this link:https://griffioentransport.nl/en/contact/ or let me do this for you depending the country you live to make you some inquiry You want to visit us anddiscover the item in real we offer? You are very welcome! Please make some appointment or contact us under: C. MartinJavastraat 1442585AX The Hague Netherlands CHEERS.... gsrxvers841 (GS 7.0.16 (841)) Condition: Used, MPN: Does Not Apply, Brand: Steinway & Sons

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