1907 Ad Chickering Pianos Grand Style X Sitting Room - ORIGINAL ADVERTISING CL4

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This is an original 1907 black and white print ad for Chickering & Sons Pianos, located at 803 Tremont Street in Boston. This ad features their newly tonally adjusted Grand Piano, Style X (the next in size larger than the Quarter Grand).

CONDITION

This 104+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 14 inches; 23 x 36 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Chickering Pianos.

Jonas Chickering first established the Chickering company in 1823. It is thought that the original business was set up at 336 Washington Street in Boston; however, after a fire destroyed it in 1852, the companyÕs factory was rebuilt on Tremont Street in Boston.

In 1843, Chickering constructed a cast iron frame in a concert grand piano. After the piano model was further refined and perfected it received top awards, as well as extremely high accolades during the first International Exposition in Crystal Palace, London in 1851.

Following the Paris Exposition of 1867, ChickeringÕs son Frank, an instrumental partner in the company, received the Imperial Cross of the Legion of Honour from Emperor Napoleon III for his services to the art of music.

During the mid 19th century, Chickering & Sons was the largest United States piano manufacturer.

It is said that many of the Chickering concert grand pianos constructed between the late 1800s to about 1925, have the most rich and powerful sound possible, especially in its bass.

Interesting Fact:

When P. T. Barnum convinced famous Swedish singer Jenny Lind to put on a national tour in the United States, composed of 93 performances, he commissioned Chickering to construct a custom grand piano for her use during the tour.

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Keywords specific to this image: music, musical, instrument, furnishing, decor, decorative, sitting room, bear rug, fireplace Vintage Advertising

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