Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Plus Shipping and Handling

We are the proud owner of this beautiful upright piano! While browsing through (short for Den Blå Avis, or The Blue Paper, its's the Danish equivalent of CraigsList), Bobby saw this piano listed for only 10 kr. After calling the owners, he learned that they needed extra space and were therefore giving the piano away for free. All we had to pay for was moving. How could we say no?
We aren't quite sure how old the piano is, but the maker, Copenhagen-based Larsen og Petersen, went out of business in 1923. We can't find much information on the piano nor its maker, but we did learn that in the early 20th century, Copenhagen had 40-50 different piano makers. 
We are guessing that the piano is around 100 years old. It has these two beautiful candle holders, which were used to read music. The piano needs to be tuned, but for the most part it is in great condition.
Many thanks to our friend Nick (who you may remember from when we visited him in England), who went with Bobby in early July to check out the piano. Aside from being a great tandem rider (as pictured here), Nick is also a fantastic musician and pianist. He gave us the green light for acquiring the piano.

1 comment:

  1. I could imagine how hard moving a piano is, heh. It has these internal parts that cost a fortune and are often tough to replace. And on a bulk that is rather fragile. Proper shipping and handling is a must for this thing. Hope you got your money's worth for this, and that it still plays a lovely tune.