Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#221204 - 04/14/02 11:53 PM piano bench, 4 claw feet, round seat - how rare?
chiplips Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/14/02
Posts: 5
Forgot to ask this - the seat I got when I bought my unique 4-pedal upright has a round seat that adjusts up/dwn by turning, and has 4 legs with metal ends, claws clasp a clear round ball that's flat on the bottom to rest level on floor. is it particularly unusual? I've never seen another. thanks for any info.

Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#221205 - 04/15/02 12:30 AM Re: piano bench, 4 claw feet, round seat - how rare?
Penny Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 2943
Loc: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Sounds more like a piano STOOL than a bench. I have one. Is it like mine? Penny\'s S&C with stool

If so, it's an antique and does have some value (maybe more than the piano sorry to say!). I paid $130 for mine. As you can see, it's not a bad match for my tiger oak veneer.

penny

Top
#221206 - 04/15/02 12:51 AM Re: piano bench, 4 claw feet, round seat - how rare?
T2 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/18/01
Posts: 341
Penny, that link makes me see red.

Top
#221207 - 04/15/02 10:45 AM Re: piano bench, 4 claw feet, round seat - how rare?
BeeLady Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/21/02
Posts: 2339
Loc: Massachusetts
I had a stool just like it. They are pretty common in this neck of the woods.

I was told that you can sometimes find them deep in the woods in Maine. Seems the hunters set them out there so they could sit and spin in any direction to hit their target!
_________________________
BeeLady

Life is like a roll of toilet paper...the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!

Top
#221208 - 04/15/02 12:25 PM Re: piano bench, 4 claw feet, round seat - how rare?
Penny Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 2943
Loc: San Juan Capistrano, CA
T2,
My red pianos? My red dress? My red hair? Or are you just mad????????? :p

penny

(If you mean my red piano, click on the bottom where it says "Penny's 1904 Story & Clark.")

Top
#221209 - 04/15/02 12:27 PM Re: piano bench, 4 claw feet, round seat - how rare?
Penny Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 2943
Loc: San Juan Capistrano, CA
My piano stool, BTW, was fully restored. It received a new sound board, hammers, pinblock, shanks, strings and a new finish! Well, it was made sturdy again and given a new finish, anyway.

penny

Top
#221210 - 04/15/02 01:24 PM Re: piano bench, 4 claw feet, round seat - how rare?
Dwain Lee Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 2419
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Back in the late 1970's, the (only) piano salesman in my small home town died. His widow had a large sale and moved out of their large old Victorian house. One of the things that she was selling was a piano stool exactly like yours, Penny. My grandmother (Erma) really, really wanted it, but the widow didn't care for her, and wouldn't sell it to her, at any price. However, the widow really liked my father, so I was OK in her eyes. The widow was willing to sell the stool to me, nice young man that I was (for all of $18). Later in the day, the widow remarked to my grandmother, "Well Erma, I sure hope you like your new piano stool."

Grandma's now downsizing & moving into a senior apartment community, and just yesterday I brought that stool home after a weekend visit to Pennsylvania. I'll remember her, the nutty widow, and that story every time I see it.

Top
#221211 - 04/15/02 03:34 PM Re: piano bench, 4 claw feet, round seat - how rare?
Penny Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 2943
Loc: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Good price, Dwain! I checked with eBay this morning, and there's a stool like mine, but a total wreck, going for $18. Other similar stools (in good condition) are going anyway from $70 to $150. What's the deal with the glass balls and claw feet? There's got to be a story there.

We bought ours off eBay, but it was local, so we just picked it up and didn't pay for shipping. Plus, it's a great match! There were some cool Victorian piano stools listed today as well.

penny

Top
#221212 - 04/15/02 06:18 PM Re: piano bench, 4 claw feet, round seat - how rare?
fmelliott Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/23/01
Posts: 894
Loc: Virginia
This may be off the mark. In 18th century furniture, the claw and ball foot is derivative from Chinese mythology. The claw is a dragon's. The pearl is the pearl of happiness. The dragon is shown in things Chinese as pursuing the pearl. In Western art he has it. Its as good an answer as many you may hear. By the way dragons are pretty special to the Chinese.

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Download & Print Sheet Music Instantly
sheet music search
sheet music search

sheet music search
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
109 registered (Almaviva, 36251, ando, Akshay, 37 invisible), 1339 Guests and 30 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
74236 Members
42 Forums
153573 Topics
2250717 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
What does this sign mean
by ryderb
11 minutes 39 seconds ago
Worth upgrading from Studiologic SL990 for a beginner?
by moonchild77
53 minutes 23 seconds ago
Improving upright repetition
by pinkfloydhomer
Today at 07:44 AM
On Temperament strip muting, and other things
by Mark Davis
Today at 05:08 AM
NAAFI pianos
by PhilipInChina
Today at 04:41 AM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission