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617-835-8013 (leave message)
Brookline, MA, USA
More InformationWorking Grand Salon Reed Organ for sale with stool! Excellent condition!
Please email me if you have questions or need more detail.
This is the same organ that's in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ("Americana")
J. Estey Company (American, active 1863–1959) about 1878
Object Place: Brattleboro, Vermont
Height 79 in., width 55 in., depth 25 9/16 in.
Inscribed on nameboard: J. Estey & Co. Brattleboro, Vt.
Free local pickup in Brookline, MA. On first floor. Organ moves in two pieces.
Because of their affordability and portability, reed organs were extremely popular in the United States during the second half of the nineteenth century. They were used in both churches and in homes, and were among the most common instruments to travel with pioneers during the great Westward Expansion. The upper portion of the casework typically incorporated small shelves, mirrors, applied carvings, turnings, and other assorted Victorian "gingerbread." Such instruments served as the focal point of a home's parlor and as a potent symbol of a family's buying power and of its interest in the finer things of life.