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Has your piano been regularly tuned and maintained? Do you know if there has been any restoration/replacement of the internal mechanics over the years or is it all still as originally built please?
If you have pictures of the outside and the inside, particularly the mechanical parts it would be very helpful.
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Thank you. I will await the pictures and reply to you tomorrow.
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The serial number dates your piano to a year of build of 1915 so it is 100 years old. It has some very interesting detail on the cast iron frame (harp). As you have confirmed I can see from the pictures you attached that the internal mechanics are as originally built.
Pianos have a fairly finite life in terms of the musical performance they produce which starts to diminish around the 70 year point. This is due to the wear and tear on the parts as the instrument is played and the natural deterioration with time of the many mechanical parts. This time line can be extended by regular maintenance and tuning and can be considerably extended by a restoration or total rebuild of the mechanical parts.
Save for a few very unique instruments, pianos generally do not become antiques in the furniture sense of the word because they are normally purchased as a musical instrument to be played, therefore one of the overriding factors in a valuation is the condition of the internal mechanics.
Based on the information I have, the condition as described and viewed in the pictures, the name, the age of this Baby Grand Piano and the current markets, I believe it has a value in the $2,200 to $3,000.
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