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Could I have the maximum length of your Grand Piano measured to the point over the leg furthest away from the keys.
When was the work on your piano, which you have detailed, completed. Apart from the restoration/rebuilding work has your piano been regularly tuned and maintained please?
Thank you for the information Allen.
Was the piano restored just before you bought it or approximately when do you think the work was completed?
Thank you for the details.
I will work on the basis that the restoration was 10 years ago.
Yes, I have looked at the one on the Antique Piano Shop web site.
Because the restoration details and when it was completed can make a great deal of difference to the valuation, did you receive any paperwork on this with the piano when you bought it. If you receive any more details from The Antique Piano shop please let me know.
Did you start another question on this without some of the details you have on here? I was just checking it out and it has been picked up by another expert. Do you want to continue with both questions?
You are right, the price eventually attained was very likely to be considerably less than the $18,000. Shall I wait for further information before completing this? The question can remain open for at least 7 days if you wish or shall I complete the answer as best I can from here now?
Thank you Allen. I will complete the research and come back to you within the next 60 minutes.
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I assume that the serial number you have given has an extra digit in it, as the serial numbers listed for 1933 have 5 digits and start at 83500 and for 1934 they start at 85000.
Firstly to put things in context: the Antique Piano Shop pianos are generally total re-built restoration pianos using the best quality material available to bring the piano back to an almost as originally made condition. Thus with their reputation they tend to have quite high prices and, of course, as you touched on yourself, it is highly unlikely that they achieve the listed prices.
Your Schiller Baby Grand dated to 1933, is now approximately 82 years old. You have stated that it has been ‘’re-finished, the interior fully restored. New strings, new hammers, new pins and pin blocks, new felts’’. It is still possible that not all major components, such as the soundboard, were replaced or restored which would detract from the value. Also the restoration was approximately 10 years ago so there will inevitably be some depreciation due to age and usage.
From the picture I can see that the external condition of the casework on this piano is certainly very good.
Therefore based on the information I have, the condition as described and as viewed in the picture, the age, the style of the piano and the current markets, I believe this Schiller Baby Grand Piano has a value in the $7,000 to $8,900 range for a private sale. It may attain more in your locality but that will depend on the piano market there and a full hands-on inspection would be the only way to be absolutely certain. If you were to offer it to a Dealer then the price could be some 30% to 40% less than these figures.
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