Design based on the first piano made by Heinrich Steinweg in 1836

A Biedermeier style, Steinway Model M grand piano with a french polished, mahogany case and stringing inlay. Piano has five baluster legs. Design based on the first piano made by Heinrich Steinweg in 1836. The piano has high cheeks with a folding lid with the appearance of a square piano from a front view. Instrument in original condition.

Price: SOLD

Steinway Origins

Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg first made pianos in 1820s from his house in Seesen, Germany. He made pianos under the Steinweg brand until he emigrated from Germany to America in 1850 with his wife and eight of his nine children. The eldest son, C.F. Theodor Steinweg, remained in Germany, and continued making the Steinweg brand of pianos, partnering with Friedrich Grotrian, a piano dealer, from 1856 to 1865. In 1853, Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg founded Steinway & Sons in the Manhattan district of New York City.

Piano Details

  • Serial Number: 246532
  • Age: 1926
  • Size [cm]: length: 172 width: 147

Biedermeier is a style of furniture design from Germany from the period 1815–1848. It is based on utilitarian principles and emphasis was kept upon clean lines and minimal ornamentation. Biedermeier furniture was the first style in the world that emanated from the growing middle class. It preceded Victoriana and influenced mainly Germanic-speaking countries. As the period progressed, however, the style moved from the early rebellion against the overly ornate Romantic era to increasingly extravagant commissions from a rising middle class, eager to show their newfound wealth.


John H. Steinway offers a history of the Steinway family and the early days of Steinway & Sons in New York City. The lecture was held at the Astoria Historical Society in Astoria, Queens, February 1979.

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