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I own a 1912 chickering grand piano. It is not in very great

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I own a 1912 chickering grand piano. It is not in very great shape. It is also quite large, as you would know. I do not know if it is worth having appraised. I cannot afford to refurbish it (wish I could) but someone else might be interested in such a project. Is it worth the cost of an appraisal? Approximately how much would that be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

My name is***** have been dealing in and appraising musical instruments for over 40 years, and I can help you with this. Please tell me the overall length and serial number and condition?

Thanks,

Wayne

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Wayne, Where is the serial no. typically located? I'm having trouble finding it-the piano is in an awkward position in the room I will contact you with the measurements and serial no. 12/29. Thanks for your patience. Anne.
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

The number is ***** located on the harp near the tuning pins but could be elsewhere. If you say its from 1912 the that's good enough.

Thanks,

Wayne

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the piano measures 6', 7" from back to front. Condition is fair, at best.
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

In fair condition this would sell for $800-1000 at auction and on the secondary market.

Thanks,

Wayne

Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi,
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Wayne

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