These are pictures of a circa 1877 Marchal & Smith Square Grand piano I inherited from a family estate. Currently the piano is in Tennessee getting a complete restoration. Estimated restoration time is two years. Cost to restore: approx. $25,000. Estimated value after restoration: approx $40,000. Stay tuned for picture updates – during and after restoration.
Update: July 20, 2018. The Antique Piano Shop (Friendsville, TN) informs me they are preparing to begin restoration (yes, they are very busy – you must wait in line). We hope the process all goes well and delivery to Texas will happen early 2019.
Update: May 4, 2019. A transformed musical instrument. After complete restoration our piano is being prepared for shipping and delivery. Here are a few pictures of the completed restoration.