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Hi. We got a house that they left a Chas M Stieff piano.

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Looks like the number on it is 12358

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You can add photos by selecting the "add files" button and attaching them. Let me know if you have any trouble.

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Thanks--so is this a baby grand?

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I checked the serial number listings for this company and found this one was built in 1895. That said, the piano doesn't look that old and I wonder if it had some work done. The keys look like they might have been recovered and the ivory removed. Other things like the name on the fallboard and the serial inside look too dark and detailed to be 120 years old. The tuning pins inside also look much newer. I would strongly recommend having a local piano technician who specializes in appraisal come out and inspect the condition and provide an appraisal. Check www.ptg.org to search for some in your area.

The condition will largely determine value. Assuming it is in original condition, it could have a value of approximately $2,000-$4,000. This assumes no mechanical problems. If it has had some restorative work done, the value would increase from there. I hope this helps get you started--best wishes!

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