Friday, September 2, 2016

Furniture for Sale

I have the following items for sale....

Antique upright grand piano....
I wrote up a detailed description that includes lots of pictures here.

Vintage rocking chair - $20

This rocker is comfortable.  The seat is in great shape (no broken springs, etc).  The fabric is not worn or faded.  The wood shows some light wear, but no real damage.  This piece is great as-is or could be refinished and given new upholstery for an updated look.

Entertainment Center - $100
Towers measure 6'3" tall, 17" deep, and 2' wide.  Each has 2 shelves that are adjustable in the top part and one big open space on the bottom.

Base unit measures 27" tall, 40" wide, and 22" deep. Slide out drawer has DVD-sized holders, plus 2 tall & skinny storage areas and one big open area.

(We're still in the process of clearing it out, so legos, TV, and Wii games, etc, not included....)

The unit is in overall great shape.  The only issue dates back to the purchase.  The unit has a light bridge that goes across the top -- over the shelf.  When Rotman's delivered it, they didn't include the clamps.  We went back and forth with them and finally gave up.  We still have the bridge -- it's in our basement.  If you want it, we can include it.

The unit is in great shape.  No damage.  Doors close all the way.  No nicks real nicks or dings.  This is a big unit with lots of storage.  We've recently downsized our electronics and it's too much for our needs now.  It does accommodate plenty of A/V equipment, DVDs, etc.

Teak Cabinet - $50
Measures 6' tall, 19" deep at the base, and 33" long.  Top cabinet features 2 glass adjustable shelves.  Bottom part has 1 wood adjustable shelf.  The top also has an interior light.

This cabinet is relatively new - only a couple of years old.  No damage or wear.  The interior lights work fine.  The glass is fine.

Vintage Child's Table & Chairs - $10
Solid wood round table measuring 28" in diameter and 21" tall with two matching chairs.

As you can see, these are worn and need refinished.  The joints are also a little loose on the chairs and could be tightened.  My daughter just stopped using these, so they're still serviceable as-is, but with a little TLC, this could be a really nice set.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Piano For Sale

For Sale: Upright Grand Piano, Colonial Piano Co. (circa 1880 - 1890), $400 (plus the cost of moving)

I am selling my antique upright grand piano.  Despite its age, the piano has held up remarkably well.

Except for minor repair work, the piano is all original.  The keys are in fantastic condition.  The pin block is tight and the piano keeps its tune. The damper and sustain pedals work and the lid opening mechanism, while a little sticky when it's humid, still works fine. The piano has its original strings, hammers, dampers, and action.  The hammers definitely show wear but still work. The action is a little loose, but still responsive.  The sound board is also in great condition.  The veneer finish has some areas of fading and damage, but no peeling.  There is one area of the cover that's missing its decorative piece (not structural).  For a piano that's around 130 years old, it's in great shape!  It would make a great piano to play around on or a lovely student piano.

Included with the piano is a piano bench with storage (not original to the piano) and a brass piano lamp.  When I took possession of the piano, I also installed a Piano Lifesaver Humidifier which helps maintain its tuning.  I have all the paperwork, fill can, and some pad solution. Pad solution can be ordered through a piano tech who sells the systems or directly from the manufacturer.

Buyer is responsible for moving the piano.  It has a cast iron frame and is very heavy. I can recommend a piano mover who's done work for me in the past who does a great job and is relatively inexpensive.  Also, I can pass along the name of my piano tech who is familiar with this instrument and does a great job at a reasonable cost.

If you are interested in the piano, do not comment on this post.  Email me:  KatatonicState (at) gmail (dot) com