Rare Craftsman/Mission Style Steger & Sons Oak Upright Piano
The firm of Steger & Son was one of the Chicago areas most celebrated piano manufacturers in the early 20th Century. This beautiful piano was built by Steger & Son in 1911, right at the height of the Arts & Crafts movement in America. The Arts & Crafts movement moved fast and furious throughout the United States from about 1895 - 1915. By the time that piano manufacturers realized the importance of the Arts & Crafts movement, it was almost too late. Only a few manufacturers offered Mission/Arts & Crafts style pianos in their product line, most ranging from the 1910 - 1915 period. They are very rare today as a result.
Today we are seeing a huge Renaissance in the Arts & Crafts Movement. Unfortunately, Mission/Craftsman style pianos are so hard to find that most Craftsman homes have to settle for a shiny black Asian import piano among their lovely Mission furniture.
This piano is made of beautiful quarter sawn oak wood, and is done in an unusual Mission/Craftsman style. Note the diamond and sunburst pattern in the front and bottom panels. The unusual pointed obelisque columns rising above the lid of the piano give a dramatic Craftsman style effect to the overall appearance of the instrument.
This piano is being restored to like new condition, inside and out. A buyer can choose the color/sheen of the finish, making the oak as dark and rich or as light and golden as desired. A matching bench is included. Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired.