Wurlitzer Butterfly Piano Baby Grand Art Deco Streamline

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This 1937 Streamline Art Deco butterfly Wurlitzer baby grand piano with 73 keys is a very rare find. Smaller than a standard model It has the unique winged shape and is one of the most sought after innovations in Art Deco piano design. The music stand mimics the streamline banding around the case. The design of the wood that backs the lyre pedals has great moderne detail.

This piano was restored and refinished approximately eight years ago and has lived in a smoke free home while a family used it for their music lessons. The condition is excellent with no obvious flaws. This piano sounds great. and plays well and it is tuned to standard concert pitch so it can be used as a normal piano for daily use. It has impressive volume and tone, considering its size. There are no cracks in the sound board and all of the parts are intact. The original keys have some very slight chipping on the edges, but maintain their original ivory tops.

We have sold five of these pianos over the last 20 years and they simply do not show up very often. This one has a stunning restoration, with the banded chrome legs and matching bench. It will look terrific in its new home and will serve for many more years to come.

Serial number#162055, manufactured in 1937, this fine instrument is 79 years new!

There are very few of these pianos left in existence today. They are rare and desirable among collectors and musicians alike. Developed in a time of great innovation in art, design and music the Butterfly Piano by Rudolph Wurlitzer is an example of a perfect piece of both form and function.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Minor losses
  • Dimensions
    35 in. H x 47 in. W x 48 in. D
    89 cm H x 119 cm W x 122 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Oakland, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU87145400273
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2009

Typical response time: 1 hour

Located in Oakland, CA

Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

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