Cabinet pianos were built until the 1840s when shorter cottage pianos became popular.
Read more The first known upright piano was built in 1739 by Domenico del Mela of Gagliano, Italy.
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Many of the enquiries that I deal with on the Piano History Forum and in our own Piano History.
Info emails, are about British upright pianos from just over a hundred years ago, and it is sometimes embarrassing to be saying yet again "it’s probably Edwardian".
The piano is in mahogany with inlaid work on the tapered legs, front and sides. The serial number is 4315, and there is an interior label with an elephant image that reads, “Pratt, Read & Co.”.
This piano was manufactured by Aeolian out of East Rochester, New York.The actions mostly have the dampers above the hammers, and straight stringing, in fact they hadn’t changed much since the 1890s.Here is a random selection of upright pianos from 1892, to give some idea of what styles were like around the turn of the century.The first known upright piano was built in 1739 by Domenico del Mela of Gagliano, Italy.It looked like a grand piano with the soundboard tipped up toward the ceiling.Aeolian ceased manufacture of pianos between 19; Pratt, Read & Co.