Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Rare Crehore Piano for Sale

This beautiful piano was made by Benjamin Crehore, an ancestor of mine (I think), who manufactured the first pianos in the U.S. in Milton, MA. (1915 article from the Boston Globe attesting to this: here.) Look at the pretty decoration and hand-lettering on this piano! I know there are other instruments by Benjamin Crehore in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (bass viol and piano). This rare Crehore piano is among the items the Boston Public Library will offer at auction (Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers) in the coming months.
Here's the
Globe article.
They are also selling off their Audubon prints.

1 comment:

Larry-bob said...

Interesting that you're not the first in your family to have paintings on a musical instrument... Are you going to bid on it?