Monday, July 13, 2009

2nd Time Around: Square Baby Grand Piano

Welcome to 2nd Time Around. I hope you will join us by posting something that is a 2nd Time Around treasure…something that is from an antique store, flea market, thrift store, garage sale, etc.

This week I would like to share a very unusual piano that is in the only antebellum home we have in our town. This piano is a square baby grand, and was donated to the historical home many years ago. The story is that the piano originally came from Germany and was brought to Mississippi down a barge on the Mississippi River, then brought to our area by horse and buggy.

Tourists to the home always love this piece and have lots of questions about it. I researched the piano, and according to what I found the value is anywhere from $18,000 -$80,000! The piano is not in very good working condition…lots of the keys don’t play. So far, no one has been able to repair it, but it does make for a beautiful piece of furniture.

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A close up of one of the legs….

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Diane



32 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Isn't that an amazing piano.

bj said...

Now this is one awesome piano.
It is almost larger than my living room...:)
Thanks so much for hosting...

At times, I still get a message about abort on your site. Hope it doesn't keep people from being able to link up with you.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Diane!
I've never saw a square baby grand piano! What a beautiful antique. I'm glad it was donated to your town's historical home fo0r safe keeping.

I read BJ's comment -- I've also been told by some that they get the "internet explorer cannot connect" message when visiitng my blog! It never happened to me while visiting your blog but it has to others. I wish Blogger would finally fix the problem!

Hugs, Pat

Karen Valentine said...

What an awesome piano, and a great conversation piece! Those old pieces just have something special... Thanks for sharing!

xinex said...

The piano's really very nice and irreplaceable, Diane...Christine

Shelia said...

Oh, Diane! This is a beautiful piano! Don't know if I've ever seen a square grand! It's a shame it can't be fixed! It is lovely!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cheryl said...

What an amazing piano. Maybe it is square so two can dance on it at once? lol
~Cheryl

Tootsie said...

gorgeous!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That's an amazing piano, Diane! WOW!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Beautiful piece. It is a shame that no one has been able to repair it. I bet if it could talk it would have a lot of interesting stories!

Christi

Frugal Fine Living said...

What a beautiful piano!

Jane

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

That is very beautiful, I'm so glad that it is on display were everyone can enjoy it.
Molly

Barb said...

WOW!
That is gorgeous!!

Thanks for hosting and thanks for showing us this treasure.

blessings,
Barbara Jean

Chari said...

Hi Diane...

Ohhh my...what a Grand piece to have!!! It really is a work of art...I can't even begin to imagine the craftmanship that went into making this beauty!!! Loved reading the history of how this beautiful piano made it to Mississippi and into this home!!! So very interesting!!! Thanks for sharing this very rare and unique piano with us, Diane!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

SmilingSally said...

That looks quite heavy. Imagine bringing it all the way from Germany! Thanks for sharing. Have a happy day.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

I love old pieces of furniture...especially those with a "story" behind them! The piano is truly richest in history and story.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Dear Diane...I finally got my post to come up...need a giggle? Then stop over to see me!

Southern Lady said...

What a beautiful old treasure, Diane. One of the most thrilling moments of my life was playing "Dixie" at midnight on a piano similar to that one in Cedar Grove mansion here in Vicksburg.

It was before we moved here and we stayed at the bed and breakfast to celebrate an anniversary. The desk clerk told us we could tour the whole house since we were the only guests at the time, and I just couldn't resist playing that old grand piano.

It's a shame that one can't be restored to playing condition.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Diane...girl that piano is to die for...WOW!! I just loved it...what a great story about it also..as you know I do love the stories about Antiques...May you have a great week my friend, Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Beautiful. It reminds me on pianos I saw in Munich many years ago.

Lady Katherine said...

The piano is just beautiful! I never seen one like it! Those floors like mine in my 100 year old Bungalow. You are so right it make a lovely piece of furniture!

Pam said...

Beautiful.

Blondie's Journal said...

Diane,

What a lovely piano!! Whether you can play or not, they always add a touch of class to a home. It is so nice that people can visit and see this wonderful piece. I wonder if it would be worth more if it were in working order...

Great post!! I will be joining you this week!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Dreams and Decor said...

What a gorgeous piano & I loved the story behind it! I would much rather have an antique with a story behind it than a new piece of furniture! Patti

Karen Valentine said...

What happened to Mr Linky? I came by after work to look at all the other participants and I can't find them!!
Hope your night is going okay. Take care!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

sharonavinger said...

What happened to the links? I read some this morning but now they're not there!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a beauty! laurie

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