Antique Pianos

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Keyboard of a square Steinway in the Menger Hotel, San Antonio

My love of pianos and piano music always pulls me to take a second look at any piano, but especially at the antique ones.  I especially love the square pianos, probably from childhood visits with a neighbor, Miss Robbie, of my paternal grandparents who had one in her antique filled living room. These are a few that I’ve encountered recently, enjoy!

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Square piano in the Menger Hotel, San Antonio Texas
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Detail of foot petals, Menger Hotel Steinway
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Square piano of German origin, Guenther House, San Antonio, Texas The detailed carving is exquisite! 
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Square piano in upstairs hallway, Villa Finale, San Antonio, Texas.  My inquiring mind asked how this got upstairs as the stairway was small and winding.  The answer: hoisted up over the second floor porch railing and rolled through the door into the hallway.  If it ever goes out it will have to be via the same method!
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Grand piano in the parlor of the Edward Steves Homestead, San Antonio Texas.  (Note this may not be an original period specific piece, still it is very lovely)

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