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I have an old upright mathushek piano with inlaid stain glass

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I have an old upright mathushek piano with inlaid stain glass and a small knob built in which switches the sound to a Mandolin. Trying to get an idea of the age and value.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Wayne replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
My name is***** have been dealing in and appraising musical instruments for over 40 years, and I can help you with this. Can you tell me the serial number?
Thank you,
Wayne
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Do you know where the serial number is ***** located? I do know this is from the late 1800s

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Actually I found what looks like a serial number inside 21915

Expert:  Wayne replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
You are right, This is circa 1890. Assuming that your piano is in good playable condition, it would sell for $2000-3000 at auction and Insurance value is $5000. These are selling for about $15,000 after total restoration; however, it can cost close to 10k to do it.
Thanks,
Wayne
Expert:  Wayne replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
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Wayne