In the early 20th Century, Knabe built a limited number of custom-designed pianos for special clients. This one-of-a-kind Knabe upright piano was custom built for St. Anthony's Church in St. Louis in 1911.
Knabe was one of America's premier piano makers, and they are considered some of the finest pianos ever built. This piano was custom made for St. Anthony's Church in St. Louis, matching the architecture and design of the church. It remained in the church until just recently. This piano makes lavish use of metal work, hinges, locks, etc., all giving the instrument an almost jugendstil appearance. Note the unusual barley-twist legs and carved molding and trim. This beautiful piano is truly one of the most unique, amazing Mission style pianos we have ever seen. Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired.