Steinway A-II 1903 Tiger Oak #107265
- Type: Grand
- Manufacturer: Steinway & Sons
- Model: A
- Serial #: 107265
- Year: 1903
- Size: 6'0"
- Finish: Semi-Gloss
- Color/Wood: Oak
- Price: SOLD!
Steinway & Sons records indicate: Steinway Serial No. 107265, 7-1/4 octaves (88 keys), Model A, 6'0" in length, American Oak, fancy case, completed on June 30, 1903, by Theo. Hofstatter & Co., 589 Fifth Avenue, New York City, their Sketch No. 425, shipped on July 2, 1903, for shipment to John C. Osgood, Redstone, California.
It is a fancy sketch #425 Renaissance design, carved and darkened (stained) with special markings. This is the only sketch #425 ever produced. The case is done with egg and dart molding, foliate scalloped, scrolled, rosette corners, acanthus-carved cabriole legs ending in scrolled toes, with a conforming bench.
For its intricately wrought scrollwork on the legs and case of the piano, the Theodore Hofstatter & Company brought a master craftsman from Germany to hand carve the Tiger Oak (quarter sawn oak.) Steinway & Sons' files reveal that the piano was commissioned by a private customer, an Englishman and shipped to Redstone, California in 1903. Later the piano was a focal point at the Chock Full of Nuts Coffee estate. This piano was also owned by a famous singer/song-writer.
Chupp's Piano Service, Inc. in New Paris, Indiana has completely rebuilt this piano with new sound board, pin block, new Renner damper back action, new Renner wippens, new shanks, flanges and hammers, and much more. We have restored the cabinet and bench as perfectly and closely to the original condition and color as possible.
This rare piano is by far the most stunningly gorgeous Steinway we have seen in 35 years of business.
Appraised at $295,000.00 on Sale for $225,000 SOLD!