Circa 1900 Art Case Antique Steinway & Sons Piano


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Maryland, and Virginia Area since 1976


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Experience Counts

If you own a high quality piano that is in need of major or minor finish and cabinet repair and restoration, please take the time to learn and understand the benefits of hiring an experienced shop to service your treasure.



Many of these instruments have some of the finest craftsmanship including veneers and solid woods of the highest quality.  An experienced finisher will know how to match a color without loosing the clarity and dynamics of the wood grain.



All too often, a piece is exposed to abuse or negligence that results in destroyed woods and veneers.  With care and precision, these areas can be restored and replicated to meet or exceed the original factory standards.


  Unusual clamping circumstances are always a challenge. Replacing veneer on this lids edge is a common repair.



In tedious restoration, patience is a virtue. Meticulous wood preparation is imperative for a quality finish. 



Replacement parts need to be installed precisely to maintain proper fit.



Using the proper procedures, techniques, and materials to restore these fine pieces guarantees you the finish will delight you and future generations for many years.



Replication of the original decals are an integral part of returning a vintage piano to its original state.



Understanding the nuances of wood, colorants, and coatings is important to reproduce the depth and textures of a challenging repair.



Luster and patina are a result of meticulous wood preparation, careful coating application to assure proper adhesion, plenty of time for drying and curing of the finish, and finally, rubbing the surface to a uniform sheen.



Blending of the repairs is imperative to sustain value and aid in the lifelong appreciation of old world craftsmanship.


With over 30 years of experience in the piano restoration and refinishing services, I hope you will give me the opportunity to brings your treasure back to its original brilliance.

    For more details about a complete restoration and refinishing, take a look at the "Restoration Process" web pages.


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