Here is an amazing, mid century wonder: A Danish Modern piano, originally owned by one of the architects who design Eichler houses. This piano is actually for sale — its owners Tina and David subscribe to my weekly newsletter and send me the for-sale link the other day. They say that, “A limited number of these pianos were made in the 1950s by Louis Zwicki in Denmark.” A Danish Modern piano — who would have thunk it? Gorgeous….
If you are interested in buying this antique Zwicik piano [link now gone]. May I also keep your listing info and photos for posterity, Tina and David? Good luck!
PRICE JUST REDUCED. Whether you’re a pianist, a collector of mid-century furnishings, or both, this Minor Model pianette is a rare find. Beautiful mid-century design features a teak case with wicker grille on the back, plus matching wicker top bench.
It has been wrapped and stored since we purchased it from Modern i in San Anselmo 8 to 9 years ago. It probably needs a tuning, but otherwise is in perfect, ready-to-play condition (there is the most minor scuffing on the front left corner below the keys, barely noticeable). A limited number of these pianos were made in the 1950s by Louis Zwicki in Denmark.
It’s original owner was a well-known, Bay Area architect, Frederick E. Emmons of the architectural firm Jones + Emmons, who designed homes for Joseph Eichler.
It was sold to him by the Penny Owsley Music store in LA (her name is also on the piano), one of a handful of detailers in So. CA with exclusive rights to sell Zwicki pianos.
Comes with matching single seat bench (not pictured).
Tina also provided this link to a vintage piano site in Denmark: which features even more Danish Modern pianos. : )
Gorgeous! And I think — the first piano I have ever featured on the blog. Readers, do you have pianos in your homes?