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Antiques > upright piano November 26, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Antiques.

My family has owned an upright piano for generations, and I’m hoping you can tell us how old it is and what it’s worth. It might have been refinished. The name above the keyboard is “Francis Connor, New York.” The metal plaque inside includes “Est. 1877” and the serial number, “11415.”

Francis Connor manufactured pianos in New York from the 1870s until at least the 1920s. The serial number on yours is not on our list of the earliest Francis Connor pianos, but it probably dates from the 1890s.

The value of an old piano does not depend on its age or maker. It depends on the condition and quality of the piano.

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