Rare 19th century German piano to tempt the finest musicians

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 22nd September, 2015

A G. Schwechten burr walnut upright piano is a major highlight of Abbeys Auctions latest sale from 9am Friday September 25 at 480-482a Station Street, Box Hill.

Schwechten was a Berlin-based manufacturer of fine pianos, which began production in 1854 and continued until 1925.

These pianos are now rare and, reflective of the high quality workmanship in 19th century German and Austrian workshops, among the finest ever built.

Today, the Shanghai Piano Co Ltd (established 1895) uses the brand name Schwechten, although it is not known when or how the company bought the brand.  

The auction also contains several old cameras, including a Kodak Box Brownie, lounge suites and household appliances. 

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