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S 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.

Samick Upright Piano (700)

Samick is a well-recognised Korean brand of piano. We have several of their pianos in our stock and …

Samick Upright Piano (718)

Serial number: 417303. Samick Model S-105. This piano was manufactured in Korea. We have become rath…

Samick Upright Piano (753)

Serial number: HB-115F/ IJNF01677. This piano was manufactured by Samick in Korea and rebranded Haze…

Sandner Upright Piano (774)

Although manufactured in China, it is bristling with notifications accentuating the German involveme…

Sauter Upright Piano (513)

Serial number: 11787/51. This is a premier quality piano was manufactured in Germany. These pianos a…

Schiedmayer Grand Piano (921)

This piano was manufactured in 1968. The model has beautiful cabriole legs and a traditional lyre-sh…

Schiedmayer Upright Piano (425)

Serial number 14973. This piano was manufactured in Stuttgard, Germany in the mid 1880’s.As yet unfi…

Schiedmayer Upright Piano (608)

Serial number: 54091. Built in 1952 in Stuttgart, Germany, this beautiful piano is a great example o…

Schiedmeyer Upright Piano (735)

Serial number 449/32 950. In a walnut re-polished case, this piano has a lovely carving in a frame o…

Schimmel Grand Piano (902)

Serial number: 71390. This piano was manufactured in Braunsweig, Germany. Schimmel is regarded as on…

Schimmel Grand Piano (933)

Schimmel is a very high quality make of piano. This style is the only one like it I have seen. With …

Schimmel Grand Piano (949)

Since purchase we have not had a chance to assess, service and record information about this piano a…

Schimmel Upright Piano (614)

This piano was manufactured in Germany and has a walnut casing. The unique size and structure of thi…

Schimmel Upright Piano (662)

Serial number: 186803. This Schimmel upright was manufactured in Braunsweig, Gemany. This is a &#822…

Schimmel Upright Piano (663)

Serial number: 240212. This Schimmel was built in Braunsweig, Germany 1983. This is a very special f…

Schonberg Upright Piano (072)

With an attractive dark brown, mahogany finish, this is a good, taller piano, with clean proportions…

Sponnagel Upright Piano (147)

Serial number 714/8196. This piano is in a suburb condition! This is rather surprising as it was man…

Steck Grand Piano (928)

Manufactured in America, likely New York, this is a very good quality piano. Generally, American pia…

Steck Upright Piano (015)

This Steck was manufactured in London, England. It is a lovely English piano! The structure is moder…

Steck Upright Piano (067)

Serial number: 175146. This piano has a sapele-mahogany casing, which has been re-polished (2016). T…

Steck Upright Piano (129)

Serial numbers: 54523, 12827 and 577. This piano was manufactured in London and has a mahogany casin…

Steiner Upright (773)

Serial number 172849. We strongly suspect this piano to be an Eastern European made piano and then r…

Steinmayer Upright Piano (327)

Serial number: 2170. This piano was manufactured in London and has the brighter tone one would expec…

Steinway Grand Piano (904)

This Model M Steinway was built in New York in 1933. It has a mahogany casing.

Steinway Grand Piano (905)

This Model O Steinway Grand Piano was manufactured in Hamburg, Germany in 1952. Steinway refer to th…

Steinway Grand Piano (909)

Serial number 291133. This is an exceptionally rare “modern” model S grand, built in 193…

Steinway Grand Piano (912)

This is a Model S (what is commonly referred to as a ‘baby grand’) and has a mahogany casing. The pi…

Steinway Grand Piano (913)

Serial number: 256 103. This Model M Steinway piano was built in Hamburg, Germany, in 1927. It has a…

Steinway Grand Piano (914)

Serial number: 388838. This Model S Steinway was built in Hamburg in 1964. This small grand piano ha…

Steinway Grand Piano (915)

Serial number 261 760. This Model M Steinway was built in Hamburg in 1928. It has a mahogany casing.…

Steinway Grand Piano (922)

Serial number: 219271. This Model M, 170 cm, Steinway was built in New York in 1923. It has a walnut…

Steinway Grand Piano (930)

Serial number: 393074; Model S. This piano was manufactured in Hamburg, Germany, and was imported an…

Steinway Grand Piano (931)

Serial number 360595. This Model A Steinway Grand Piano was manufactured in Hamburg, Germany in 1958…

Steinway Grand Piano (939)

Serial number: 284962. This Model S-155 Steinway piano was manufactured in New York, in 1936 and has…

Steinway Grand Piano (944)

Serial number: 30972. This Steinway was manufactured in New York, in 1874. This magnificent Model D …

Steinway Grand Piano (961)

This Model S Steinway Grand was built in 1938 in Hamburg, Germany. It has a Chippendale style which …

Steinway Grand Piano (991)

Serial number: 359707. This Model O Steinway was built in Hamburg, Germany in 1958. The piano has th…

Steinway Upright Piano (703)

Serial number: 103012. This piano was manufactured in Hamburg, Germany in 1901. This incredible find…

Steinway Upright Piano (732)

Serial number: 170235. This oak-cased piano was built in Hamburg, Germany in 1915. The piano has ivo…

Steinway Upright Piano (745)

Serial number 94163. The date on the metal frame shows it being cast on the 31st of December 1898. T…

Steinway Upright Piano (751)

This compact piano has a walnut casing and is designed in the Art Deco style. Even though it is a sm…

Steinway Upright Piano (782)

Serial number: 263220. This Model K Vertegrand Steinway and Sons Upright Piano was built in 1928 in …

Steinway Upright Piano (786)

Serial number: 217 032. This Model K Vertegrand piano was manufactured in New York, in 1923. Its cas…

Steinway Upright Piano (791)

Serial number: 291307. Model Z Steinways are extremely scarce. This Model Z Steinway was built in Ha…

Steinway Upright Piano (792)

This Steinway Upright is an exemplary example of the prestigious make of piano, that with it being a…

Steinway Upright Piano (793)

Serial number 107496. This Steinway was built in Hamburg, in 1902. Steinway is generally considered …

Steinway Upright Piano (794)

Serial number 400 267. This Model V Steinway was built in Hamburg, Germany in 1967. Steinways in gen…

Steinway Upright Piano (795)

A pianola is a piano equipped to be played automatically using a piano roll. This is one of those ma…

Steinway Upright Piano (797)

Manufactured in 1896. Although rather antique and masculine in structure, the details on the front p…

Steinway Upright Piano (799)

This Model N Steinway was built in 1941, in New York. It has a walnut casing in art-deco style and s…

Stodart Upright Piano (361)

Serial number: 1055323. This piano has a dark walnut casing. It is tall and bold!We will be adding m…

Strauss Upright Piano (036)

Serial number 2568. Beautifully cased in dark high gloss finished mahogany, appearing almost black i…

Suzuki Grand Piano (956)

Serial number: DH38302. This piano was produced in the East and rebranded for Suzuki. We would estim…

Suzuki Upright Piano (765)

Serial number: IKKDU1176. This Suzuki Model AU100 is of Eastern origin and manufactured in about 201…

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.

Samick

DE 700 Samick (Relabelled: Bernhard Steiner) Upright Pianoforte and stool. Samick is a well-recognised Korean brand of piano. We have several of their pianos in our stock and find them to be extremely comparable to competitors and they supercede some in terms of a very high build quality and – importantly – in consistency. Many makers build some good and some bad models,  this is not something we have experienced with Samick. The piano is finished in its original high gloss polish in a walnut colour. We are reluctant to confirm it as a walnut. Note the striking woodgrain. The piano is all in original condition, obviously very well cared for. It is piano to suit a great many level of pianists. The tone is rich with a very good bass. The piano has 88 keys, with a medium weight touch of very consistant and silky feel, and 3 pedals. The dimensions are: a height of 108 cm; a width of 147 cm and a depth of 60 cm.

DE 753 Samick (Re: Hazelton Bros.) Upright Pianoforte and stool. Serial number: HB-115F/ IJNF01677. This piano was manufactured by Samick in Korea and re-branded Hazelton Bros. ‘Hazelton Bros.’ was used by Samick as an export-only label. This piano has a walnut casing and a matching stool. The piano was purchased in a exceptionally clean condition and no restoration was needed.
We are very fond of Samick pianos. They have a build quality and tone to match more well-known Eastern pianos, often, as in this case with a richer, fuller tone. The traditional casing is appealing to many over the usual boxy casing of most modern pianos.
It has 88 keys with a medium to firm touch and three pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 114 cm, width of 148 cm and a depth of 55.5 cm.

Samick (re-branded Bernhard Steiner) Upright Pianoforte with stool. Relatively new piano in a dark walnut, high-gloss casing. One previous owner.

A very nice quality piano, comparable to other well- known Eastern makes. Very clean condition. Piano sold in 2016 (was JAE 323).

Samick (Re-labelled Bernhard Steiner) Grand Pianoforte and stool. This piano was made by Samick of Korea in the later 1980’s. It was bought new by the seller and is practically in as-new condition. The history of Samick is closely associated with links in manufacturing techniques and use of materials to the arguably most famous Japanese piano makers. We find them to be extremely well made with a beautifully rich tone not usually associated with Eastern pianos. The actions are smooth and durable and the overall product is very pleasing. This one has the more-rare walnut casing in a high gloss finish. It is a 185 model, meaning it measures that or slightly more in centimetres making it a lovely sized instrument with good tonal balance. The piano has 88 keys, with a firm touch and 3 pedals. This is a wonderful buy for anyone serious about getting an instrument to practice for greatness. The amazing condition makes this an exceptional find. Previously referenced, DE 943, this piano was sold 10/2020.

Sandner
DE 774 Sandner Upright Pianoforte and stool. Although manufactured in China, it is bristling with notifications accentuating the German involvement and parts used. This piano is as new. Bought for a daughter who did not proceed to use it after her first year which explains the absolutely unused condition of the piano. The high gloss ebony casing is as far as we can see, perfect. It is complete with its original stool.. It is a very impressive looking instrument and is tall, at 126 cm high, which gives it great presence and a powerful tone – a strong tone with a pleasant lack of tinniness one might expect. The gloss black casing with accents in burr walnut and brass, it’s really quite a statement. The touch is extremely smooth and consistent with a medium to heavier weight which should suit more serious students and pianists alike. This piano has 88 keys and 3 pedals. The width is 153 cm and the depth 62 cm.

Sauter
DE 513 Sauter Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 11787/51. This is a premier quality piano manufactured in Germany. These pianos are still being manufactured today by the Sauter family, as far as we know. The current production is recognised as one of the best pianos in Europe. One of our clients visited the factory and was very impressed. Apparently they are currently manufacturing a huge upright piano with a great impact on the industry. However, there are very few Sauter pianos in South Africa. This particular one has come from a one-owner family, since new. The piano has a typical rich, mellow, German tone. The casing of the piano has just been painted with the “Morning Mist” shade of Rubio Monocoat (June 2018), this gives it a light, silver-grey finish. It has a light coating of the Monocoat so that the wood grain can be seen through it. We have found this product very popular as it gives the casing great variation of colour.  With the stylish structure and modern finish, this is a very attractive piano. The piano has 85 keys and a lighter to medium touch. The dimensions of the piano are: a height of 113 cm; a width of 141 cm and a depth of 56 cm.

DE 731 Sauter Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 24461. This piano was manufactured in 1961. Eshelby pianos re-polished this piano during April 2019. Previously referenced DE 731, this piano was sold in April 2019. 

Schiedmeyer, and Soehne: Factory was established in 1809, in West Germany. This is a really noteworthy maker of pianos in terms of quality both internally and externally. The pianos are so varied in appearance and all have such obvious consideration to detail.

JAE 425 Schiedmayer Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number 14973. This piano was manufactured in Stuttgard, Germany in the mid 1880’s. As yet unfinished, we are fitting new hammers to the action which will give this piano an unbelievable tone. The casing has been painted with Napoleonic blue, Annie Sloan chalk paint. Chalk paint reflects different shades of the colour in the light and seems so suitable for a piano with more detail in the structure, like this one. The chalk paint also developswell over time – as one can see in the photos, the flat blue (top right photo) has developed greater variation with more waxing (close up and front photo). We think candelabra are called for and with a few gold highlights this should truly be the Emperor’s Piano. It is a mammoth piano at 136 cm tall, in true upright grand style – completely over the top. A wonderful piano of the highest quality. Schiedmayer is comparable to any of the top German makes of piano, costing an absolute fortune when made. It has 85 keys – with original ivory – and 2 pedals. This piano’s dimensions are a height of 136 cm, a width of 163 cm and a depth of 68 cm.

JAE 608 Schiedmayer and Sohne Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 54091. Built in 1952 in Stuttgart, Germany, this beautiful piano is a great example of a later model German piano, with all of the quality one could expect. It is extremely difficult to find a better choice than this sort of remarkable quality piano, especially in such a very un-used state.
As people don’t generally know many piano brands, this type of instrument is often overlooked which is a travesty as it is superior to the makes people do largely recognise. It really is worth viewing our Piano Gallery range of Schiedmayer Pianos (owned or previously owned by Eshelby Pianos) as they are so varied in appearance and all have such obvious consideration to detail.
Mahogany cased, this piano is highly attractive with Queen Anne legs, decorated frames and additional details like the carved wood at the edges of the keys. It has a wonderfully rich and rounded tone as only a high-quality German piano offers – the smooth sound that merges with the natural environment.
This piano has 88 keys with a heavier weight providing excellent practice touch for someone looking to develop technique. The naturals are ivory clad. It has 3 pedals. The piano’s dimensions are a height of 115 cm; a width of 148.5 cm and a depth of 58 cm.

DE 735 Scheidmeyer and Soehne Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number 449/32 950. In a walnut re-polished case, this piano has a lovely carving in a frame on its front panel. It was built in around 1912, and is of a wonderful, quality, with great attention to detail in its manufacture. This piano really is quite special, with a magnificent brighter and lively tone. It has 85 keys, with a medium to lighter touch, and 2 pedals. This piano’s dimensions are: height of 130 cm, width of 151 cm and depth of 64 cm.

DE 761 Scheidmayer Upright Pianoforte with contemporary duet stool, not shown in these photos. This piano is remarkable! It has a monumental Art Nouveau style of structure that will make a statement in any home. Although rather tall, the design is and proportions are highly attractive and its casing is the ever-popular black satin finish. The casing shows a wonderful patina, suited to the antique piano. Basically a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to obtain such a stunning piece of the highest standards of the Piano-maker’s art. On top of all that, the tone is amazingly rich, and cannot be compared to any modern piano. It could suit any serious player in terms of tone and touch. The condition is unbelievably original, and just has that air of being unusually well-kept and treasured.The photos shown are as it came in before some cleaning and tidying-up. This is a remarkable piano and chose to have it in our house until it was hired out.

DE 735 Schiedmeyer Upright Pianoforte with stool.

DE 921 Schiedmayer and Sons Grand Pianoforte with matching stool.

This piano was manufactured in 1968.

The model has cabriole legs and a traditional lyre-shaped pedal lyre.

With a re-polished dark walnut casing, the piano is lovely. 

Internally it is virtually as new. 

Although an obvious choice for hire or purchase, at approximately 1.8 m long, one needs enough space for this sort of grandeur.

Schiedmayer Grand Pianoforte and stool. Serial number: 16 051. There are two listings for Schiedmayer in the Pierce Piano Atlas, one being J and P Schiedmayer and the other Schiedmayer & Sohne, both in Stuttgart, Germany.
The serial number shows a build year of 1882 or approximately 1885 respectively. The piano is around 195 cm in length, making it a lovely sized grand for a larger home. Schiedmayer has long been one of our favourite makes of piano.  They are renowned for being a “Best Quality” piano, easily comparable to any of the top German makes, and in terms of action style, touch and tone are most closely compared to Steinway.
The casing is Rosewood, inlaid throughout with exotic woods. Even the pedal lyre has a motif inlaid.
We have asked the original owner, who owned the instrument for over 60 years, to gather as much information as possible so that we keep the provenance intact. It was apparently purchased by her father at an auction at St. John’s School in Johannesburg in the 1960’s.
One can only marvel at this magnificent piece and be awed by the quality and workmanship. This must have begun its life somewhere pretty special.
It needs restoration, which we will undertake in time. Even in its current condition however, one can play it properly and hear its fantastic tone.
Pricing to be determined. Or perhaps it should just stay with us…
Treasure still exists!
This is a remarkable find, of Museum quality!
Previously referenced DE 940, this piano was sold 10/2020.

 Schimmel

JAE 614 SchimmelUpright Pianoforte with stool.

This piano was manufactured in Germany and has a walnut casing.

The unique size and structure of this piano certainly gives it value.

It is something unique.

We are currently re-polishing this piano (May 2017).

HJG 31 Schimmel Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

This German piano is a two-toned piano – ebony and yellow wood – and has a clear key cover (fall).

This piano’s dimensions are: width of 135 cm, height of 101 cm and depth of 50 cm.

DE 902 Schimmel, WilhelmGrand Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 71390. This piano was manufactured in Braunsweig, Germany.
This is truly one of the very best small grands we have had in stock.
It has an amazing richness of tone – however – also has a clarity on a level difficult to find in most pianos,  particularly smaller version grands. We have re-polished the piano to high gloss black.  It has very modern lines, particularly in the unusually shaped pedal lyre. The condition is unbelievably good and original. When opening the piano, it looks practically new, retaining all the gloss and shimmer of the bright gold frame, shiny strings and brass work, white crisp felts and so on. Schimmel is regarded as one of the world’s best piano makers and have been known to be quite avant-garde in their designs and use of unusual materials. Their quality cannot be questioned and pricing of new instruments reflects this. This is a piano fit for professional use. The piano has 88 keys of tropicalised design – with a nice firm touch weight – and 2 pedals. The dimensions are a length of approximately 153 cm and a width of 149 cm.

DE 933 SchimmelGrand Pianoforte with stool. Schimmel is a very high quality make of piano. This style is the only one like it I have seen. With the symmetrical design and very minimalist appearance it’s really a special piece which would obviously suit a modern home.

Schimmel Grand Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number 23776. I have only ever seen one of these pianos before. It is a true Mini-grand, but due to its remarkable design, has the tone quality of a much larger instrument, so is ideal for a small space. One generally loses tone in a small instrument, and this is generally the reason to avoid very small grands, however many people need the smaller grans due to space-issues, so this is a very rare combination of the ability to have the best of both. Schimmel is a very highly respected maker of pianos, they have over the years built some very Avant-Gard products, and have often focused on modernity, and unusual styling and new designs. This is not a gimmick, it is a proper, well thought-out and now collectable piano. Something like this is not going to be found easily again. This piano was sold.

Schimmel Grand Pianoforte with matching stool.

This piano was built in Braunsweig, Germany.
Polished black to a mirror finish.
This piano is in a very unused state and is a very high quality instrument.
It is very modern-looking.

The piano, previously referenced JAE 506, was sold in 2015.

 Schindhelm

HJG 86 Schindhelm Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 6642.

HJG 120 Schindhelm Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

Scholze: Factory was established in Warnsdorf, in 1876. Since 1949 in Liberec-Ruprehtice, Katerinska 60, Czechoslovakia.

DE 204 ScholzeUpright Pianoforte with stool.

Serial number: 44239. This piano was manufactured in 1960, in Czechoslovakia and has a walnut casing. They tend to have a heavier touch, and mellower tone.

Schönberg

JAE 72 SchönbergUpright Pianoforte with matching stool. With an attractive dark brown, mahogany finish, this is a good, taller piano, with clean proportions. This piano’s dimensions are: height of 123 cm, width of 136 cm and depth of 60 cm.

Schröther

DE 224 R. Schröther Upright Pianoforte with stool. This tall piano was manufactured in Germany in the 1920/30’s and has the rich tone one associates with German pianos. It has a beautiful mahogany casing as one can see in the photographs. The dimensions are: width of 1.47 m, height of 1.31 m and depth of 63 cm.

Schwechten

JAE 813 Schwechten Grand Pianoforte with matching stool. The piano has a medium gloss black satin finish. This is a medium sized well-considered Geman-made piano. This type of piano is seldom seen in South Africa. 

Seiler, Ed.: Factory was established in 1849, in Liegnitz, Germany; exhibited pianos in Philadelphia, Pa in 1876; was made in factory of BrodrJorgensen, Copenhagen, Denmark between the years of 1945-56. Made by Ed. Seiler Pianofortafabrik in W. Germany – owned by Steffen and Ursala Seiler.

JAE 20 Ed. Seiler Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. This piano was never destined for the hire market, due to being expensive to buy, and high resale value, but due to circumstances at the time, was hired out. These pianos are the top of the range in quality and design.

JAE 437 Ed. Seiler Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 76982. This piano was manufactured in the 1950’s, in Denmark. After the war, Seiler re-located from what would have been East Germany to Denmark. Ed. Seiler once proclaimed that they were the biggest piano manufacturers in East Germany and this is actually noted inside of some of the pianos. Although not as common a piano manufacturer name in South Africa, Ed. Seiler is actually one of the best quality pianos that you can get. We have just finished re-polishing the casing of this piano to a satin white finish (December 2018). It is absolutely beautiful and has a true class about it. The piano has 85 keys and two pedals. The keys are naturals in ivory which is unusual for this model. This piano’s dimensions are: height of 112 cm, width of 147 cm and depth of 62 cm.

JAE 450 Ed. Seiler Upright Pianoforte and stool. Serial number: 2053/83091. This superb, premier-quality piano is of Danish decent.  Seiler was one of the most respected German piano firms. They relocated to Copenhagen after the war. This one dates from the late 1960s. This beautiful piano – with a subtle, attractive frame in the top panel and popular Queen Anne legs – was re-polished to a white satin finish in July 2017. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 105 cm, a width of 140 cm and a depth of 59 cm.

JAE 611 Ed. Seiler Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.Serial number: 6235/86036. This piano was manufactured in Denmark during the 1950’s. Beautiful quality. Mahogany casing with Queen Anne legs, and moulding-detail on panel. It has 85 keys and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 112 cm, width of 140 cm and a depth of 58.5 cm.

JAE 630 Ed. Seiler Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. This is one of Deon’s favourite pianos. It is incredibly contemporary considering that it was built in the 1920’s. It has a dark mahogany casing and its top lifts as seen in the above photo. It is totally original and an supurb condition. These pianos are the top of the range in quality and design.

DE 752 Ed. Seiler Upright Pianoforte and stool. Serial number: 71129. This piano was manufactured in Liegnitz, Germany and has a mahogany casing.
These Seiler pianos are one of our all-time favourite pianos – oozing quality and taste. Take note of the beautiful, medallioned frame. So much effort taken in parts one doesn’t really see indicates the overall quality one can expect. It has a superb rich and even tone.
Truly an unbeatable piano, these original examples are rare and we would predict this to be an investment
for the years ahead. Just compare the quality and tone to anything else available. It is easy to see why the reputation of these older German pianos is so highly regarded. With a medium touch, it has 85 keys – which are original ivory and in good condition – and two pedals.

DE 763 Ed. Seiler Upright Pianoforte and stool. Serial number: 52051. This piano was manufactured in Liepzig, Germany in 1919.  The photos don’t do the piano justice as they were taken during restoration. The casing has been re-polished to a satin black (May 2019). Seiler is one of our all-time favourites. The quality and instrumental value are of the very best produced. Furthermore, this is a deluxe model Seiler with medallioned frame et cetera. The piano has the lovely German warm tone and being a taller piano, allows for better sound projection. This piano has 85 keys, with a medium weight touch, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 126 cm, a width of 151 cm and a depth of 67 cm.

DE 770 Ed. SeilerUpright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 52972. This piano was manufactured in 1919, in Germany and has a walnut casing. This is a tall piano with refined details, as one can see in the photos. It is a pity that we have not been able to take better quality photographs of this piano after it was touched up before it went to a client. This is the deluxe, top of the range quality of Ed. Seiler pianos. The quality of sound produced by this piano is superb! It has a full, rounded, warm tone. One can clearly hear the difference between the sound quality of this piano in contrast to most pianos. Anyone who takes this much effort to create something this beautiful and detailed (note the photo of the internals) is clearly proud of their work! The piano has 85 keys with a medium to lighter silky touch and 2 pedals. The dimensions are a height of 130.5 cm, a width of 152 cm and a depth of 66.5 cm.

Ed. Seiler Upright Pianoforte and stool. Serial number 3704/83938. Built in Denmark in the 1950’s by Seiler, one of the most well-known and respected piano makers from Germany. This is a true little gem of a piano, in a really beautiful walnut, with cabriole legs and scroll details on the panelling. The piano has a wonderful, rich, European tone; 85 keys; 2 pedals and a medium to lighter touch. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 105 cm; a width of 140 cm and a depth of 58.5 cm. This piano, previously referenced DE 749, was sold in 2019.

Ed. Seiler Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Previously referenced DE 706, sold in May 2017.

HJG 76 Ed. Seiler Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 55876.

HJG 81 Ed. Seiler Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 53118. This is a small pre-war German piano with two carvings on the top panel. Its dimensions are: a height of 1.27 m, a width of 1.48 m and a depth of 65 cm.

Shug Söhn

Shug Söhn Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 181156. This is a German-made piano of expectedly high quality. The touch is a lighter-feel, and the tone a lovely rich, mellower one. This is a really lovely little piano. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 113 cm, width of 142.5 cm and a depth of 59 cm. Previously referenced DE 729, this piano was sold in March 2018.

Sponnagel, Eduard: Factory was established in 1866, in Leignitz, Germany.

JAE 147 Sponnagel Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 184113. Serial number 714/8196 (written-in). This piano is in a suberb condition. It has a wonderful burr-walnut casing, panel-etched detail, carved legs and good ivory keys. This piano has an over-damper action, which is often considered a disadvantage, but this one is so good that one cannot pick up on it being so. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 146.5 cm and a depth of 67 cm.

Squire, B. & Son: London, England 1829, see Kemble for more manufacturing details. 

JAE 120 B. Squire Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 66829. This piano was manufactured by the Kemble factory in London. The piano retains a very smart look in previously re-polished true mahogany stain. The tone is lively with a good resonance. It has 85 keys, with a medium to firmer touch, and 2 pedals. The dimensions are conveniently small: a height of 103,5 cm; a width of 134 cm and a depth of 56 cm.

DE 235 B. Squire Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 98380. This piano was re-polished to a “true” mahogany, satin finish (January 2017). The tone is resonant and lively, but not tinny. It has 85 keys, with a medium weight touch, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 114 cm, width of 134 cm and a depth of 56 cm.

 JAE 436 B. Squire Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number 78950. Eshelby Pianos re-polished this piano to a high gloss pure white finish (March 2018). It is a smaller piano with an impact. This piano’s dimensions are: height of 114 cm, width of 134 cm and depth of 56 cm.

HJG 10 B. Squire Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: S 2016.

HJG 87 B. Squire Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 78248.

B. Squire Upright Pianoforte with stool.

Serial number: 79 080. This piano was manufactured in London, in 1948, and has a mahogany casing, which was re-polished in July 2016. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 114 cm, width of 134 cm and a depth of 56 cm. This piano, previously referenced DE 210, was sold in April 2019.

Squire & Longson: London, England, see Kemble.

DE 282 Squire & Longson Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number M3059, This piano was manufactured in London and has a mahogany finish. The design is extremely compact, and probably one of the smallest footprint pianos we have.

Steck

JAE 15 SteckUpright Pianoforte with matching stool, London. This is a lovely English piano with an unusual curved base – almost Art Deco. It has dark walnut casing and has been recently re-polished.

 JAE 67 Steck Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 175146. This piano has a sapele-mahogany casing, which has been re-polished (2016). This is a London-built Steck manufactured in the 1930’s. The tone is lively to bright with a medium touch. Being a taller piano, the tone is lovely, rich, well-rounded and strong. The piano has 85 keys that are ivory. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 125 cm; width of 145 cm and a depth of 60 cm.

JAE 76 Steck Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 146 805. This Steck upright was manufactured in 1942 by George Steck and Co. based in New York It is a lovely-looking piano with a mahogany casing, attractive legs and a smaller structure. For a small piano, it has a really warm and robust tone. The piano has 88 keys – with a lighter touch – and 3 pedals (the middle pedal operating the bass dampers only). The dimensions of this piano are: height of 94 cm, width of 145 cm and depth of 59 cm.

JAE 100 Steck Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Built in London, this is a rare and interesting example of a smaller, compact piano as it has an unusual, curved base which is Art Deco in style. This is something very special – all original condition throughout. This would make a wonderful feature piece in the appropriate interior. The piano has a walnut casing. This piano’s dimensions are: height of 104 cm, width of 137.5 cm and depth of 51 cm.

JAE 129 Steck Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial numbers: 12827 and 577. This piano was manufactured in London and has a mahogany casing showing a pleasant patina. It has a wonderfully rich and mellow tone and 85 keys. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 123.5 cm, width of 143 cm and a depth of 64 cm.

DE 928 Steck Grand Pianoforte with matching stool. Although you would hardly notice, it is interesting to know that this grand piano was originally a pianola, but the pianola mechanism has been removed. This piano has a lightish mahogany casing. Manufactured in America, likely New York, this is a very good quality piano. Generally, American pianos have a very good reputation. The piano is of quite large dimensions, with large fluted gate leg design (double legs) giving it a very Victorian appearance and a masculine antique feel about it.

HJG 107 Steck Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 511116. The piano was made in England, manufactured by The Aeolian Company (GB) Ltd.  It is a small Art décor piano with a curved bottom panel. This is a small piano with a light casing. This piano’s dimensions are: width of 1 m 40 cm, height of 1 m 13 cm and depth of 51 cm.

Steinberg

HRE 25 Steinberg Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 2035.

Steiner

DE 773 Steiner Upright and stool. Serial number 172849. We strongly suspect this piano to be an Eastern European made piano and then re-labelled Steiner, probably made well into the 2000’s. In extremely new condition, it is a nice quality piano in an extremely desirable aesthetic. The tone is pleasantly lively without harshness. The piano has 88 keys – with a medium touch weight – and 3 pedals. Its dimensions are a height of 104 cm, a width of 145 cm and a depth of 54.5 cm.

HRE 20 Steinfeld Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 36803.

Steinhoff

HRE 15 Steinhoff Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 7924. This is a large German pre-war upright piano with masculine shaped legs and a moulded, diamond-shaped top panel. It has a high-shine, rosewood casing. The dimensions are: width of 1.47 m, height of 1.3 m and depth of 64 cm.

Steinmayer

DE 327 Steinmayer Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 2170. This piano was manufactured in London and has the brighter tone one would expect from a U.K. produced piano – lively, but not tinny. Its dark mahogany casing varies with the horizontal grain. The piano has 85 keys – with a medium to firm touch – and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 129 cm, width of 145 cm and a depth of 65 cm.

Steinway & Sons: We have a seperate page dedicated to Steinway pianos. Here is a link to view Eshelby Pianos’ Steinway Gallery.

Steuer, Wilhelm: Factory was established in Berlin,Germany, in 1894.

HJG 12 Steuer upright piano with stool.

HJG 102 Steur Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 10583. German made, this piano has a mahogany casing and carvings on its top panel. It is a rather tall piano, approximately 1.25 m high.

Stodart: Factory was established in 1819, in New York, made by Jacob Doll (See Euterpe Pianos).

DE 361 Stodart Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 1055323. This piano has a dark walnut casing.

HRE 47 Stodart Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 22132.

HJG 41 Stodart Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number 484/22133.

Story & Clark Piano Co. Factory: Formerly established and manufacturing pianos from 1895, but Hampton L. Story is said to have built his first instrument in 1857 and together with Isaac in the late 1860’s formed the firm of Story and Camp. In 1884, joined with his son, Edward H. Story and Melville Clark, the company Story and Clark was formed. By 1901, the business moved to Grand Haven, Michigan where it remained until about 1985. Story and Clark pianos have been manufactured in Chicago, Illinois, America; London, England; Berlin, Germany; Seneca, Pennsylvania; Japan; Indonesia and China. It is interesting to note that in the 1970’s, Yamaha built some models of the Story and Clark grands in Japan and were said to be of a good quality. In 1993, the Samick Piano Co began building pianos for them in Indonesia and in 2002 the Dongbei piano company in China also manufactured pianos bearing the name of Story and Clark. The company has changed ownership several times, and it seems no longer manufactures pianos in America, but the name has remained the same. One can only assume that the pianos are a reflection of such widespread insight. Although one can find information about their current manufacture of acoustic pianos modernised with accessories to match digital pianos and modern technology, Eshelby Pianos has only dealt with Story and Clark acoustic pianos without the modern accessories.

JAE 84 Story and Clark Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. This console piano was manufactured in America and has a mahogany casing of lovely proportions and styling. This piano’s dimensions are: height of 101 cm, width of 149 cm and depth of 59 cm.

Strauss

JAE 36 Strauss Upright Piano and stool. Serial number 2568. Beautifully cased in dark high gloss finished mahogany, appearing almost black in certain light, it really does look stunning. Matched with its compact and modern style, it has presence. Of Eastern manufacture, the tone is bright. This piano has 88 keys, with a medium to heavier touch, and 3 pedals. The dimensions are a height of 117.5 cm, a width of 143 cm and a depth of 61 cm.

Strohmenger

HJG 79 Strohmenger Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 13833.

HJG 106 Strohmenger Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 38467.

Suzuki

DE 731 Suzuki (Re-labelled Weimar) Upright Pianoforte and stool.

Steinway & Sons: We have a seperate page dedicated to Steinway pianos. Here is a link to view Eshelby Pianos’ Steinway Gallery.