Used Steinway & Sons D-274 - 1955, Grand piano, Ivory Keys, After Restoration

40,000.00 CHF
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  • Type:Grand piano
  • Acoustic / Digital:Acoustic
  • Year:1955
  • New / Used:Used
  • Manufacturer: Steinway & Sons
  • Model: D-274
  • Width:157
  • Length:274
  • Action: Renner
  • No. of pedals: 3
  • No. of Keys: 88
  • Serial Number: 347303
  • After Restoration / Rebuilt: After Restoration
  • Renovation year: 1977
  • Ivory Keys: Ivory Keys
  • Colour:Black
  • Finish type:Other
  • Gloss level:High Gloss


  • Price: 40,000.00 CHF



I am selling this Steinway (Hamburg) D-274 grand piano, serial # 347303, built in 1955. The mechanism (but not the lacquer) was restored in the late 1970s, and the instrument has been played very little from then on. As a result, it is in perfect playing condition, with the hammers looking like new (although never brushed) and the soundboard intact. More recently it has been used by professional pianists and tuned and maintained regularly by a renowned technician. The instrument is distinguished by a rather dark, warm sound and a fine dynamic response.

Until the 1970s, the instrument was the concert grand piano in a major Swiss concert hall where it was played by a large number of great 20th century pianists, including Emil Gilels, Sviatoslav Richter, Géza Anda and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. As recently as on the 24/06/2021 it was expressly requested by Sir András Schiff for his recital at the LAC in Lugano. He preferred it to the new instrument in the hall.

Around 1977 the instrument was purchased by a Zurich organist who used it very sparingly and from whom I inherited it. In the same period the instrument was professionally refurbished, obviously by an expert and competent technician. The action is by Renner (not supplied by Steinway at that time) and some of the black writings on the iron frame were painted over with gold paint. The lacquer of the case (black shellac) is worn, tarnished or damaged in some places, especially around the keyboard.

The instrument is located in southern Switzerland. I shall be happy to provide further information if needed.


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