Cable-Nelson Upright Player Piano circa 1930 For Cocktail Bar or Wine Display
This is a 1930's Antique Player piano upright, exquisite and appealing cabinetry. The player isn’t operable.
The piano cabinet in a Mission Style and has more detail in the cabinet than many pianos from this era. It has three wooden frames surrounding recessed wood panels on upper and has a handsome patina.
Size: 60” wide by 54 “ high by 28 “ deep 135 Cylinders
Condition: As of last year, this Player Piano was in perfect condition, except needing a tune up. The player Piano had a great sound. The ivories are in excellent shape. Then a few months ago we visited where it has been for quite some time and noticed unfortunately that the back had split inside, in what i think is called ” a sound board”. If in perfect condition the Piano would have a value of over $5,000. It could be that the back can be glued, but I assume it would be a costly venture .
Price : $950.00 "As is"
History of the Piano Manufacturer Cable-Nelson Piano Co. was established in Chicago, Illinois when Fayette S. Cable, brother of H.D. Cable (of the Cable Piano Co.) and Hobart M. Cable (of the Hobart M. Cable Piano Co.) purchased the Lakeside Piano Co. and Sweetland Piano Co. to form the Fayette S. Cable Piano Co. H.P. Nelson joined the organization in 1905, and the name changed to Cable-Nelson. Cable-Nelson made pianos under the names: Cable-Nelson, Fayette S. Cable, Lakeside, Boller, Sweetland, Radcliffe, and the Dulcitone player piano. In the late 1920s the firm was taken over by the Everett Piano Co. and pianos were manufactured in South Haven, Michigan. In 1954 the Hammond Organ Co. bought the Everett Piano Co. along with the Everett and Cable-Nelson names. The produced fine grand and upright pianos that became proud possessions in homes all over the nation. Cable-Nelson was a name so well established that it was to become the first rank of the piano industry on the strength of the excellence of its product and the high standard of its business policy. The company continued over the years with various names until 2015.
PIANO TO COCKTAIL BAR: A TRANSFORMATION?
With a little ingenious work this Piano could be filled with the “spirits” of music. The costs of such restoration far exceeded the value of our piano, so we came up with the idea of giving this piano a second life by transforming the cabinet into a functional piece of furniture as a bar/server, display or even a headboard. Theres enough space for room under the the keyboard cover for shot glasses and stir sticks etc. The keys could be removed to make room for a serving area, and the lower chamber could be modified for additional storage. Great for wine display, home parties. Though it cannot make you feel the charm of music like it would have done years ago, it can pleasure you as a centerpiece for welcoming the guests.