After six years, and more money then I care to think about, my piano is finished!!!!
We’re driving up for the final approval this weekend, and will be scheduling delivery for near the end of March. It’s been being refurbished and completely refinished, with various internal bits replaced, and it is finally done.
My piano is a Kingsbury cabinet grand, built by the Cable Piano Co. of Chicago, circa 1905. It stands approximately 55 inches tall, and is made of curly oak throughout, except for the keys, which are ebony and ivory topped plain oak. The upper panels are ornately carved with oriental dragons on a scrollwork background, facing center. The last time I saw it, it was in pieces, completely gutted and partially refinished.
For those who have seen this piano – it is not a deep mahagony. That finish was fashionable in the 1900’s, but the piano’s actual color is a deep honey blond oak, with darker curls throughout. It is gorgeous!