Just to make things more interesting, we moved it in freezing weather, after a little powdering of snow made traction more dodgy. Paul's problem-solving skills were put to the task, but he and I managed to get it into the store with no more than the usual heave-hos. Soon it will get a tuning, a dusting, a polishing, and then we will see. It is no longer in pritstine condition, but it is a real work of art. Honduran mahogany? Chickering was the first piano manufacturer in the USA, and remained one of the makers of high quality pianos for the duration of their history. They made their pianos to last, too!
A similar piano, recently fully restored, sold for $16,000.00! This could be a real bargain for some lucky customer! When it was new, it probably cost over $500. The conversion rate puts that value in today's dollars at about $6 million or so. Wink.
Today I will rest my back.