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C-D Piano Gallery

This is a section of the Eshelby Pianos’ Piano Gallery which is intended to serve as a reference to provide insight about the huge variety and brands of pianos on the market, hopefully creating a useful resource for anyone interested in learning more about pianos. As time allows, we will be adding more details about piano manufacturers and interesting pianos that we have worked with.
These are pianos Eshelby Pianos owns or has owned since 2015. Most of these pianos are not currently available for hire or sale as they are hired out, have been sold, are awaiting restoration or are being kept as museum or personal items.
Currently available pianos are listed on our Pianos Available for Hire and Sale pages.

C. Bach Upright Piano (239)

Serial number: 29542. This piano is of English manufacturer. It is a nice piano with good touch and …

Campbell Upright Piano (053)

Serial number: 191364. This piano was manufactured in America; J. C. Campbell is a well-respected ma…

Campbell Upright Piano (125)

Serial number: 200813. Manufactured in America in about 1920, one expects the piano to be typically …

Campbell Upright Piano (126)

Serial number 212469. Manufactured in America in 1921, this tall piano has a dark mahogany casing to…

Carl Ecke Grand Piano (901)

The piano was built in Germany in the 1930’s. The German pianos of this era were largely of to…

Carl Ecke Upright Piano (460)

Serial number: 18342. This superior quality piano was manufactured in Germany, between the years of …

Carl Ecke Upright Piano (610)

Carl Ecke is one of the best considered pianos in the piano trade – a highly acclaimed make! M…

Carl Ecke Upright Piano (702)

This piano was manufactured in Berlin. These pianos are one of the best and well-respected makes! Su…

Carl Ecke Upright Piano (722)

Serial number: 23481. This piano was manufactured in Germany between the years of 1915 to 1920, like…

Carl Schubert Upright Piano (709)

Serial number: 12380.This piano has an ever-popular black casing. Being tall and embellished with br…

Carl Weber Upright Piano (411)

This is a lovely looking small piano – a dainty, feminine feel accentuated by its Queen Anne style l…

Carol Otto Upright Piano (601)

This piano was manufactured in Germany in the 1930’s. It is a fine instrument, with almost all of it…

Challen Grand Piano (903)

This piano has a mahogany casing. Challen is a very well-known and one of the best English makes of …

Challen Grand Piano (924)

This piano was manufactured in London, England. It has a roller-action, as opposed to a cheaper simp…

Challen Grand Piano (952)

Serial number: 73709. This piano was manufactured in London in 1950. It has a satin black finish. It…

Challen Grand Piano (953)

Serial number 81206. This Challen was manufactured in London in 1955. It has a beautiful, figured wa…

Challen Upright Piano (018)

Serial number: 75200. This piano was manufactured in London. It’s unusual to see this design i…

Challen Upright Piano (048)

This piano was made in the 1950’s and has a solid oak case (most pianos have a veneered casing). Thi…

Challen Upright Piano (131)

Serial number: 75389. This is a taller example of the Challen ‘pregnant lady’ design wit…

Challen Upright Piano (260)

Serial numbers: 79500 & 26159. This piano was manufactured in London in the 1950’s. The piano cu…

Challen Upright Piano (270)

Serial number 77907. This Model T5X Challen piano was manufactured in London, in 1952. It has a “Pre…

Challen Upright Piano (295)

Serial number: 74913. This piano was manufactured in London, in 1950. It has a “Pregnant-Lady” desig…

Challen Upright Piano (351)

Serial number: 73948. This piano was manufactured in London and has a mahogany casing. It is a small…

Challen Upright Piano (373)

Serial number 85813. This Model T4XB1 Challen piano was manufactured in London, in 1958. It has a “P…

Challen Upright Piano (504)

Serial number: 74075. This piano was manufactured in London, in 1950. It has a “Pregnant-Lady” desig…

Challen Upright Piano (519)

Serial number: 83680; 84642. This piano was manufactured in London. The structure of the piano has b…

Challen Upright Piano (768)

This piano was manufactured in Britain. Challen is one of the best English pianos. Their tone is bri…

Chappell Upright Piano (031)

Serial number: 101390. This piano was manufactured in London.This is a rather attractive traditional…

Chappell Upright Piano (121)

Serial number: 15843. This piano was manufactured, in London – and what a really sweet and lovely qu…

Chappell Upright Piano (244)

Serial number: 49484. This piano was manufactured in London. This is a most beautiful, well proporti…

Chappell Upright Piano (341)

Serial number: 67350. This piano was manufactured in about 1922, in London, England. The mahogany ca…

Chappell Upright Piano (442)

Serial number: 79580. This piano was manufactured in London. We really like this piano because of it…

Collard & Collard Upright Piano (253)

Serial number 181970/8140/3374. This piano was manufactured in London, England in the early 1910’s. …

Cramer Grand Piano (956)

This is a little English grand built in the 1950’s. Eshelby Pianos spraypainted the piano to a high …

Cramer Upright Piano (259)

Serial number: 64908. This piano was manufactured in London, U.K., between the years of 1930 and 193…

Danemann Upright Piano (021)

Serial number: 63073. This piano is a great example of this English-manufactured make. Danemann is a…

Danemann Upright Piano (035)

Serial number: 61987. Danemann is a well-known English make, of higher-than-average quality and atte…

Danemann Upright Piano (050)

Serial number: 69707. It is also a quality make manufactured in London, England. This piano is elega…

Danemann Upright Piano (052)

Serial number: M8796. Manufactured in London, England in the 1950’s, Danemann is one of Britai…

Danemann Upright Piano (112)

Serial number 73347. This piano was manufactured in London and has been repolished in a hand-waxed s…

Danemann Upright Piano (201)

Serial number 77759. This Danemann was built in in the late 1950s, in London, England. Danemann is a…

Danemann Upright Piano (277)

Serial number: 64146. This piano was manufactured in 1947, in London, and has a dark mahogany casing…

Danemann Upright Piano (311)

Serial number: 67087. This piano was manufactured in 1950, in London. It has a mahogany casing, whic…

Dienst Upright Piano (428)

Serial number 7841. Although not a very well-known brand, this piano is bold in terms of appearance …

Dietmann Upright Piano (010)

This piano was assembled in the Dietmann Factory in Wellington, South Africa. It has a Renner action…

Dietmann Upright Piano (313)

Serial number: 11022. This Dietmann was manufactured in South Africa. The Dietmann Factory built man…

Dietmann Upright Piano (344)

Serial number: 65726. This Dietmann was manufactured in South Africa and has a walnut casing. The co…

Dietmann Upright Piano (423)

Although Dietman is not as well known as Otto Bach, South African Otto Bach pianos were manufactured…

Dietmann Upright Piano (429)

It is surprising that the Dietmann brand is not as familiar as Otto Bach, as South African manufactu…

Dietmann Upright Piano (520)

Serial number: 56114. This piano was manufactured in South Africa. Dietmann is a higher quality pian…

Dietmann Upright Piano (713)

Manufactured in Dietmann Factory in Wellington, the Western Cape, this piano is proudly South Africa…

Dietmann Upright Piano (726)

This premier quality piano has a lovely structure and is a high-quality piano, fitted with a Renner …

Dietmann Upright Piano (756)

Serial number: 11029. This piano was manufactured in South Africa, in the mid 1980’s. The Diet…

With having to recreate the Eshelby Pianos website in early 2023, it is going to take months to load all of the pianos to our gallery pages.
The details from our previous website follow, but – unfortunately – without the photographs.

Campbell, J.C.: made by Kohler and Campbell for Wanamaker.

 JAE 53 J. C. Campbell Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 191364. This piano was manufactured in America; J. C. Campbell is a well-respected manufacturer in the trade. It is a hardy piano with a cheerful brighter tone – both associated with American-built pianos – and a light walnut casing. The piano has an obvious masculine appeal with its bold frames and edges. It has 88 keys, with a medium to lighter touch, and 3 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are a height of 125 cm, a width of 156 cm and a depth of 63 cm.

JAE 125 J.C. CampbellUpright Pianoforte with stool. Manufactured in America, one expects the piano to be typically hardier and – as with this piano – that is the case with the J.C. Cambell make generally. The natural patina of its casing offers appealing variation in the shades of colour, suiting the pianos bold frames and edges.

JAE 126 J. C. Campbell Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number 212469. Manufactured in America in 1921, this tall piano has a dark mahogany casing to match its masculine frames and details. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 126 cm, width of 155.5 cm and a depth of 63.5 cm.

Carl Ecke: See Ecke, Carl.

Carl Otto: See Otto, Carl.

Carl Schubert

DE 709 Carl Schubert Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 12380.

This piano has an ever-popular black casing. Being tall and embellished with brawny ornate features, this piano would certainly be a feature in one’s home.

As is typical of these pianos and matching its appearance, the tone is wonderfully rich and powerful.

Carl Webber

JAE 411 Carl Webber Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

This is a lovely looking small piano – a dainty, feminine feel accentuated by its Queen Anne style legs. It is of English manufacture, ‘just nice’. This piano has a ‘modern’ French Provincial finish – white subtly revealing an undercoat of textured silver. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 112 cm, width of 137.5 cm and a depth of 56.5 cm.

Carol Otto: see Otto, Carol

C. Bach

DE 239 C. Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 29542. This piano is of English manufacturer. It is a nice piano with good touch and tone and its Sepeli mahogany casing been recently re-polished. The dimensions of the piano are: a height of 120 cm, a width of 140 cm and a depth of 57 cm.

Challen Pianos, Chas. H.: Factory was established in 1804, in London, England. Now owned by Barratt & Robinson Ltd.

JAE 18 Challen Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 75200. This piano was manufactured in London. It’s unusual to see this design in a walnut case. The Art Deco and compact feel make this model very popular. The piano has a wonderful warmth of tone not usually associated with English pianos. It is really nice. It has 88 keys, with a medium touch, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 118 cm, a width of 145.5 cm and a depth of 55 cm.

JAE 48 Challen Upright Pianoforte with stool. This piano was made in the 1950’s and has a solid oak case (most pianos have a veneered casing). This is a very clean piano condition-wise The piano has 88 keys, with a medium to lighter touch, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 116 cm, width of 148 cm and a depth of 55 cm.

DE 188 Challen Upright Pianoforte with stool.

Manufactured in London, this piano has an Art Deco,  “Pregnant Lady” design.DE 196 Challen Upright Pianoforte with stool. This is a taller example of the Challen ‘pregnant lady’design with a walnut casing. The piano is in wonderfully good and original condition. Its tone is bright and crisp. The piano has 85 keys – with a ighter touch – and 2 pedals.

DE 208 Challen Upright Pianoforte with stool. This piano was manufactured in London, in 1950.

It has a “Pregnant-Lady” design with Art-Deco styling and a mahogany casing. Challen is a very well-liked and respected make of piano. This one of a compact design, in an Art-deco style. It is strange that this is basically like a miniture version of “Pregnant-Lady” design see other Challen pianos with the identical structure, but much larger in our Piano Gallery (like DE 295). The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 106.5 cm, width of 134.5 cm and a depth of 52.5 cm.

DE 260 Challen Upright Pianoforte with stool.

DE 270 Challen Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number 77907. This Model T5X Challen piano was manufactured in London, in 1952. It has a “Pregnant Lady” design of structure and a mahogany casing that has just been re-polished (June 2017). With a good-quality inner build (one of the reasons why Challen pianos are so popular), compact design, fresh casing, crisp, brighter tone and a medium to heavy touch, this is a very good choice for a piano. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 104 cm, width of 134.5 cm and a depth of 54 cm.

 DE 295 Challen Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 74913. This piano was manufactured in London, in 1950. It has a “Pregnant-Lady” design with Art-Deco styling and a mahogany casing. Challen is a very well-liked and respected make of piano. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 118 cm, width of 146 cm and a depth of 55 cm.

DE 351 Challen Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 73948. This piano was manufactured in London, England and has a mahogany casing. It is a smaller “pregnant lady” model.

DE 373 Challen Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number 85813. This Model T4XB1 Challen piano was manufactured in London, in 1958. It has a “Pregnant Lady” design of structure and a mahogany casing that has just been re-polished (June 2017). With a good-quality inner build (one of the reasons why Challen pianos are so popular), fresh casing, crisp, brighter tone and a medium to heavy touch, this is a very good choice for a piano. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 115 cm, width of 146 cm and a depth of 57 cm.

DE 519 Challen Upright Pianoforte and stool. Serial number: 83680; 84642. This piano was manufactured in London and has been re-polished to a high gloss white (October 2019). The structure of the piano has been dubbed the “Pregnant Lady” due to the side profile.  This type of Challen is one of our most popular models, especially so in this clean and compact Art Deco style. Challen is one of the nicest quality pianos available. It has 85 keys, with a medium to lighter touch, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 105 cm, a width of 134.5 cm and a depth of 52.5 cm.

DE 768 Challen Upright Pianoforte and stool. This piano was manufactured in Britain and has a satin black casing with a matching stool. Challen is one of the best English pianos. Their tone is bright and lively without being harsh. This piano has 85 keys, with a medium weight touch, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 113 cm, width of 136 cm and a depth of 52.5 cm.

DE 903 Challen Grand Pianoforte with stool. This piano has a mahogany casing. Challen is a very well-known and one of the best English makes of pianos. This particular one has interesting legs. The touch is extremely balanced and of medium weight, lighter than many grand actions – which can be considered fairly difficult to play unless by a trained pianist. It has original ivory keys in good condition and 2 pedals. The Challen piano is 155 cm in length and 149 cm at its widest point.

DE 924 Challen Grand Pianoforte with matching stool.

Approximately 1.5m in length. This too has a roller-action, as opposed to a cheaper simplex-action design, found in many small grands.

The keys are a beautiful-quality ivory.

It has been re-polished to a high-gloss black finish in 2014.

DE 952 Challen Grand Pianoforte with stool. This piano has a black finish. We will be adding more details as time allows. 

DE 953 Challen Grand Pianoforte with stool. Serial number 81206. This Challen was manufactured in London in 1955. It has a beautiful figured walnut case, note the photo taken of the top showing the beautiful book-matched veneer, which follows through over the fallboard. This quality of veneering is an art to achieve. Showing traditional craftsmanship, hand-built care and attention to detail, a beautiful piece. This is genuinely one of the cleanest pianos we have had, the all original condition is quite astonishing. It is a true baby grand being just 128 cm long and 144 cm in width. These small grands are ever popular as they offer the classic look everyone loves but don’t always have room for. The tone is cheerful being neither too bright nor too mellow. It has 88 keys, with a medium touch weight – lighter than on the average grand piano, and 2 pedals.

 Challen Grand Pianoforte with matching stool.  This piano has a freshly re-polished mahogany casing. Challen is a very well-known and one of the best English makes of pianos. This piano was re-polished in 2016. It is approximately 130-140 cm in length. Previously referenced JAE 806, this piano was sold in November 2019.

Challen Grand

 Built in 1954.

Approximately 1.5m in length.

This too has a roller-action, as opposed to a cheaper simplex-action design, found in many small grands.

The keys are a beautiful-quality ivory.

It has been repolished white.



Chappel Piano Co.: Factory was established in 1811, in London, England.

JAE 31 Chappel Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

Serial number: 101 390.

This piano was manufactured in London.

It is a tall piano, at approximately 125 cm high.

The burr-walnut casing and details give it a lovely, traditional look.

It has ivory keys.

JAE 121 Chappell Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 85843. This piano was manufactured in 1963, in London, England. The photo on the left is not great, but gives one the perspective of the piano closed; the photo on the right reveals the piano with the keys, attractive music desk and a more accurate perspective of the casing. Eshelby Pianos re-polished this piano (May 2017).

DE 244 Chappell Upright Pianoforte with stool.

This is a tall and smart piano.

We will add better photographs and details as time allows.

DE 341 Chappell Upright Pianoforte with stool.

Serial number: 67350.

This piano was manufactured in 1922, in London, England and has a mahogany casing. The tone is bright and lively, and the touch  lighter to medium. The piano has 88 keys. The dimensions are: a height of 130 cm, a width of 150 cm and a depth of 59 cm.

JAE 442 Chappell Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number 79580. This piano was manufactured in London, in and has a unique casing as it has been re-painted to a white, ‘whitewad’ finish with minor deliberate stressing. We really like this piano because of its simple, yet strong, style and because of its well-built feel. It has 85 keys, with naturals in ivory, a medium to heavier touch, and it has 2 pedals This piano’s dimensions are: height of 111 cm, width of 134 cm and depth of 55 cm.

DE 515 ChappelUpright Pianoforte with stoolSerial number: 84071. This piano was manufactured in 1955, in London, England.  Although it had a lovely shade of mahogany for its casing, the casing was in need of a re-polish. It was done in the Gris Belge shade of Rubio Monocoat (January 2019) – giving it a washed, low-lustre, grey finish which we have found very popular. These sturdy little English pianos are an ideal piano for many. The piano produces a bright, lively tone and has wonderful ivory keys. It has 85 keys, a medium touch and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 110 cm, width of 132.5 cm and a depth of 56 cm.

HJG 09 Chappel Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 10442.

Chikering

DE 378 Chikering Upright Pianoforte with stool. 

Collard & Collard: London, England factory established in 1760.

DE 233 Collard and Collard Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 196915. This piano was manufactured in London and has a mahogany casing. These are super pianos from one of the earliest established piano makers (1760). We don’t see many of these but eagerly buy them when able to. It is a very stylish small piano. The piano has 85 keys with a lighter to medium touch. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 112 cm, width of 136 cm and a depth of 56 cm.

DE 253 Collard & Collard Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number 181970/8140/3374, this piano was manufactured between the years of 1911-1914.It is a really lovely English piano in wonderful condition. This piano has a stained oak casing. The oak case is very unusual and has a beautiful mid-sheen lustre. Although of considerable age and height it has such clean elegant proportions that its footprint is that of a smaller piano, and the extra string length affords a wonderful more mellow tone. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 126 cm, width of 144.5 cm and a depth of 58 cm.

DE 380 Collard & Collard Upright Pianoforte with stool.

Serial number: 183968.

This piano was manufactured in London. 

Cramer, J.B. & Co.: Factory based in London, England and was established in 1824.

JAE 83 Cramer Upright and stool.

DE 259 Cramer Upright Pianoforte with stool.Serial number: 64908. Manufactured between the years of 1930 and 1932 and has a dark walnut finish.

Cramer Upright Pianoforte with stool.

This is referred to as a “ships” piano. The stand that it is sitting on is not original. The piano is really the top box which could be easily transported. This is a piece of history…

HRE 32 Cramer Upright Pianoforte with stool.

JAE 515 Cramer Grand Pianoforte with stool.

This is a little English grand built in the 1950’s.

This piano is freshly re-polished to a high-gloss black finish.
It is in good condition. Note the reflection of the back wall on the piano top, in the photo to the right. The photo to the right show how the piano looked before Eshelby Pianos re-polished it to a black high-gloss finish.
 

Cramer Full Concert Grand

This piano is dominating simply because of its size. With a satin black finish it is contemporary. It certainly is a statement piece of furniture coupled with the remarkable sound and tone that only a piano of this size can achieve. We had this piano on show for many years. Previously referenced: DE 994.

Danemann, W. & Co.: Factory based in London.

JAE 21 Danemann Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

Serial number: 63073.

This piano is a great example of this English-manufactured make.

It has a lovely dark mahogany casing and lovely round legs. 

JAE 35 Danemann Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 61987. Danemann is a well-known English make, of higher-than-average quality and attention to detail. This piano has an Art Deco style mahogany casing. The piano has a brighter tone, 85 keys, with a medium to lighter touch, and 2 pedals. Although this piano looks like a larger piano from the photos, it actually has a rather small footprint. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 105 cm, width of 137.5 cm and a depth of 57.5 cm.

JAE 50 Danemann Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 69 707. This piano is elegant and modern! It is also a quality make and has a dark brown mahogany finish. It has been re-polished and then sent out to a client, this is a photo of the piano before it was re-polished.

JAE 112 Danemann Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number 73347. This piano was manufactured in London and has been repolished in a hand-waxed style giving the mahogany casing a natural and soft-polished look. It is very attractive, especially given the simplicity in the styling of the piano. The curves on the sides matched with the rounded legs creates subtle refinement. It has a good balanced tone, although lively it is rich and has a good bass-end. The piano has 85 keys, with a medium to firmer touch, and two pedals. The dimensions of this piano are a height of 116 cm, a width of 138 cm and a depth of 59 cm.

DE 252 Danemann Upright with stool. This piano was manufactured London. It is a most unusual Art-Deco styled piano in flambouyantly veneered mahogany. The barrelled sides are the first we have encountered and with all the other details make this quite a spectacular piece of furniture. Danemann is a high quality, expensively produced piano. Combined with the casing it becomes a very collectable item, while offering superior quality as a playing piano as well. The tone is bright. It has 85 keys, with a lighter touch, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are a height of 114 cm; a width of 143.5 cm and a depth 56 cm.

DE 266 Danemann Upright with stool.

DE 277 Danemann Upright with stool. Serial number: 64146. This piano was manufactured in 1947 and has a walnut finish. The dimensions of this piano are a height of 118 cm; a width of 140 cm and a depth 61 cm. Please excuse the dusty state of the piano in the photo. We will be attending to the piano as time allows.

DE 286 Danemann Upright Pianoforte with stool. Manufactured in 1946, Serial number 63980, this piano has a figured-walnut casing. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 116 cm, width of 138 cm and a depth of 60 cm.

DE 311 Danemann Upright with stool. Serial number: 67087. This piano has a mahogany casing, which was re-polished in July 2017. The bottom left photo of the piano shows the piano before it was re-polished.This is a beautiful example of the make – extremely clean throughout and of a very good quality. No repair work was required on this piano apart from the re-polish and service. The piano has a medium to lighter touch, 85 keys and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 115 cm, width of 139 cm and a depth of 60 cm.

DE 356 Danemann Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number 80240. This piano was manufactured in London and has a walnut casing. It is in lovely condition – it was clearly a well-loved and cared for piano when we purchased it.  Danemann is one of our favourite makes of pianos. They suit most pianists, are very reliable and attractive too. The piano has a medium to lighter touch, 85 keys and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 115 cm; a width of 138.5 cm and a depth 60 cm.

HRE 03 Danemann Upright Pianoforte with stool.

HJG 108 Danemann Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 69998. This piano has a mahogany casing.

Dienst

JAE 428 Dienst Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number 7841.

This is a tall piano with a striking appearance. This piano has been painted a red shade of chalk paint (May 2017). The photographs on the on the top left are of the waxed painted piano; the photograph on the bottom left  is pre-wax and on the right is the original satin black casing. Although not a very well-known brand, this piano is really nice in terms of appearance and quality. The keys have a medium touch weight. The dimensions of this piano are: height of 130 cm, width of 153 cm and depth of 65.5 cm.

Dietmann: Factory was established in 1955, in Wellington, Republic of South Africa. The Kahn Family purchased the factory in 1985, affiliated with Bernhard Steiner, Otto Bach and P.A. Starck. Otto Bach pianos manufactured in South Africa were built in the Dietman Factory. Although not as well known as Otto Bach pianos, we feel that Dietmans are of a higher quality internally, some even of premier quality.

JAE 10 Dietmann Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

This piano was assembled in South Africa.

It has a Renner action, which is a world-standard for quality in piano-building, indicating this to be an expensively produced piano, with a very good touch and response.

JAE 115 Dietmann Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number 55489. Manufactured in South Africa, this is a late model, it is a superior quality piano in a most unusual light oak casing. The condition is comparable to new and the piano was bought new by the previous owner. It’s had barely any usage in It’s life. It has a bigger, more mellow tone than most similar pianos and is suitable for serious use. The piano has 88 keys – with a medium to firm touch – and 3 pedals. Its dimensions are: a height of 116 cm, a width of 143.5 cm and a depth of 56.5 cm.

DE 237 Dietmann Upright Pianoforte with stool.

This piano was manufactured in South Africa and has a recently re-polished (2016) satin, mahogany casing.

DE 309 DietmannUpright Pianoforte with stool.

DE 313 DietmannUpright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 11022. This Dietman was manufactured in South Africa.  The Dietman factory built many of the pianos now so well known in South Africa, they also manufactured Otto Bach pianos. But Dietman appears to have been the higher quality version given its quality finish and higher attention to detail.  The piano is a very nice quality piano in a high gloss, dark stained, mahogany casing. It has a few very minor polish cracks, synonymous with the high gloss polyester finishes of the era, but these are really not noticeable. The piano has 88 keys and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 115 cm, width of 143 cm and a depth of 58 cm.

DE 344 DietmannUpright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 65726. This Dietman was manufactured in South Africa and has a walnut casing. The condition internally is literally as new. Although the Dietman brand is not as familiar as Otto Bach, it is rather ironic as all f the South African made Otto Bach pianos were manufactured in the Dietman Factory. We believe that Dietman is of a higher quality version between brands produced in the company. This piano is modernly simple in appearance. The tone is rich, with a very powerful sound and good bass. It has 88 keys – with a medium touch weight – and 3 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 116 cm, a width of 143,5 cm and a depth of 56cm.

JAE 423 Dietmann Upright Pianoforte with stool.

This is a premier quality piano with a heavier touch, well suited to a more experienced player. It has been painted a ‘bath’ blue over a beige-grey, the top coat has been very subtly distressed to reveal the undercoat. It has a remarkable presence. The piano has a richer, but bright, tone, 88 keys and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 117 cm, width of 144.5 cm and a depth of 58 cm.

JAE 429 Dietmann Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. This is a premier quality Dietman piano and Dietman is a popular make of piano (Otto Bach were made in the Dietman factory). The casing has been painted in a Pure White chalk paint over Paris Grey with the white distressed to reveal the grey undercoat. There is also a raised Protea detail to match the raised piano name in the fall – and matching the South African manufacture of the piano (June 2017). It has a brighter tone, 88 keys – with a heavier touch – and 2 pedals. This piano’s dimensions are: height of 113 cm, width of 147.5 cm and depth of 57 cm.

JAE 444 Dietman Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number 85607. This piano was recently re-polished to a satin black finish (May 2019). It is of a higher quality than most similar pianos indicated – amongst various reasons – by the Renner action. The piano has 88 keys, with a medium to heavier touch, and 2 pedals. The piano’s dimensions are: height of 110 cm, width of 144 cm and depth of 55.5 cm.

DE 520 Dietman Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 56114. This piano was manufactured in South Africa. The casing of this piano was re-polished to a high-gloss white finish (October 2019) as gloss-white pianos are in extremely high demand. Dietmann is a higher quality piano when compared to other brands made in the same factory. The touch is silky smooth with a medium weight key. It has 88 keys and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 115 cm, a width of 144 cm and a depth of 58.5 cm.

DE 713 Dietmann Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. This piano is unusually tall and heavy. It looks modern and plain, but because of its size will have a bold, dominant impact in a setting.
It is a decent piano with a very strong tone. The piano has been recently re-polished to a dark mahogany finish. As this is one of the heaviest pianos we have ever seen, it should be borne in mind that it would suit a ground floor delivery address. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 133 cm, width of 161 cm and a depth of 66.5 cm.

DE 716 Dietmann Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 10839. This piano has a polished, stained black casing (March 2017). The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 114 cm, a width of 146 cm and a depth of 58 cm.

DE 726 Dietmann Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. This premier quality piano has a lovely structure and is a high quality piano, fitted with a Renner action. The additional detail in the casework would have made this a Premier, more expensive model when new. The condition is superb, being a one-owner piano from new. When played, it becomes immediately obvious that this is a higher-quality piano than is usual.

DE 756 Dietmann Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 11029. This piano was manufactured in South Africa, in the mid 1980’s. The Dietmann factory built many of South Africa’s now well-known brands of piano, like Otto Bach. These Dietmann pianos seem to be of a higher than usual quality to the other brands. This is a very good example which we purchased in original well cared for condition. We’ve done the usual major service on it but beyond that it really needed no work. This is the ever-popular Queen Anne leg model, in quite an unusual walnut finish, most were mahogany. It has 88 keys, with a medium to heavier touch weight preferred by more serious players, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 103 cm, a width of 147 cm and a depth of 58 cm.