Pianos last for generations but after a few decades of use and exposure to sunlight, they can show their age. We are experienced with piano restoration - whether touching up or totally refinishing the cases of the fine upright and grand pianos. In the past, we have improved the appearance of many fine instruments crafted by Baldwin, Bechstein, Bosendorfer, Mason Hamlin, Steinway & Sons, and Yamaha, to name a few. In fact, we restored First Lady Grace Coolidge's grand piano, the first Steinway to be transported by airplane, and it is on display at the President Coolidge Historic Site. While the refinishing of a piano case is labor intensive and costly, the result often dramatically increases the instrument's value. If the piano's finish sustained only a few nicks or dings or is in need of a rub out to rejuvenate a tired existing finish, we can gladly address that in one's home, thus avoiding the expense incurred in the moving of the piano.
We have also restored the exteriors of banjo clocks, steeple clocks, and numerous 18th century tall case clocks. Splits, lifting veneers, or reproducing missing inlay, finials or intricate fretwork are all part of the process, as well as renewing original hand-rubbed French Polish finishes.
Over the last two decades, our staff has restored small table music boxes, and grand console music boxes for collectors alike.
Piano Restoration, before and after.
Music box, before and after restoration.