SOLD: 1917 Steinway Model B Grand Piano | Louis XV – Circassian Walnut – Restored

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1917 Steinway Model B Louis XV Art Case Grand Piano | #180473 – Restored

This gorgeous Steinway & Sons Model B Grand Piano was crafted at the New York Steinway Factory during what is considered by many to be the company’s true golden era of quality. [The serial number indicates a manufacturing date of 1917, however, records indicate the piano was finished and shipped to Steinway dealer Lyon & Healy in Chicago in December of 1916.] First introduced in 1878 and long considered to be a near ‘perfect piano’, the Steinway Model B has become the favorite instrument of countless professional pianists. This particular, exquisite Model B is a true feast for the eyes and ears. The ornate Art Case cabinet styling is done in a Rococo, Louis XV style. [Known officially as Sketch No. 501A.] The case features delicate scroll work and hand carved detailing and is covered in rich Circassian Walnut. This beautiful woodwork extends to the matching bench as well.


The overall design and quality of the woodworking on the instrument’s case is breathtaking. This piano features an extremely rare Circassian Walnut cabinet with a deep, beautiful grain pattern. This wood is very popular due to the distinctive and elegant look. Used extensively in the past for everything from furniture to gun stocks, this wood has seen a decrease in supply and is quite rare to find in use today. The original brass hardware has been polished and new solid brass casters have been installed.

This piano features the original Steinway Factory soundboard which has been restored. The piano’s action has been fully rebuilt with genuine Steinway hammers, new shanks and flanges and German Renner Wippens. The original two piece ivory key tops have been expertly restored by our head ivory restorer and the cabinet scroll detailing is in excellent condition. The elegant design of this art case piano was typical of turn of the century styling and is still as stunning today as it was a hundred years ago. This art case piano will be a unique and eye-catching musical centerpiece to any room it is placed in.  This piano commands respect both as a work of visual art and as a wonderful musical instrument.

Restoration Includes:

  • Restored original factory soundboard
  • Restored original pinblock
  • Restored original ivory keytops
  • New German music wire, blued tuning pins and custom made bass strings
  • Re-bronzed cast iron plate
  • Hand detailed raised plate lettering
  • Closed pore, hand rubbed satin lacquer finish over Circassian Walnut
  • New damper felts
  • Refinished damper heads
  • New German Renner wippens
  • Genuine Steinway hammers, new shanks and flanges
  • Action weighed off to Steinway specifications
  • Concert action regulation
  • Concert level tone regulation/voicing
  • Tuned multiple times for stability
  • Ready in our facility now

Expert action and tone regulation/voicing was conducted to ensure a responsive touch and a rich quality of tone. We spend many extra hours beyond the industry norm to ensure the piano you receive is one that is of true concert-level quality. This Steinway & Sons Model B Grand Piano is one of the finest Art Case Steinways we have available today. Chupp’s Piano Service technicians have the skills needed to complete the needed refinishing and rebuilding. We specialize in premium Steinway piano restoration and our work is of the utmost caliber to ensure this fine instrument returns to its former glory. This art case piano will be fully rebuilt to premium concert standards and is sure to please any discerning concert pianist.

“A Steinway rebuilt by Chupp’s Piano Service is worthy of the world’s greatest artists and most prestigious stages. But above all it is worthy of the name Steinway.”

– Dr. John Mortensen, Steinway Artist

Historic Steinway & Sons Quality | Reborn

Steinway Model B grand pianos have become the preferred choice of numerous professional musicians, recording studios and performance venues. It’s versatile 6’11” size allows for an amazing balance of tone and size. Turn of the century Steinway Grand Pianos are a great example of the historic quality of work Steinway craftsman are known for. Even as the world began to change, Steinway quality remained high. It truly was a golden age for pianos! Here at Chupp’s Piano Service we are proud to carry on that tradition of exacting quality. We have a large selection of Steinway grand pianos for sale in both fully restored and original condition. We also feature a selection of pre-owned Yamaha and we are an authorized Kawai piano dealer. Contact us today for more information and to set up a private selection appointment. [Toll-free: 1-888-831-5820.]

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Founded in 1975 by Master Piano Technician Dennis Chupp, Chupp's Piano Service, Inc. has been serving the piano needs of the music community around the world for over forty years. Specializing in premium restored Steinway & Sons, new Kawai, vintage Mason & Hamlin and pre-owned Yamaha pianos, Chupp's Piano Service is a full-service piano business.
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