We have a great little upright Calisia piano, made in Poland.
A super compact instrument, this Calisia is an ideal starter instrument with a full size 88 key keyboard, compact size to make it easy to accommodate and the welcomed addition of a practice pedal for muted playing at night or repetitive practice.
This particular Calisia model is built in a mahogany case with brass fittings.
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Historically documented traditions of piano making in Kalisz can be traced back to Jan Jerzy (Georg) Lindemann, born about 1792 or 1798 in the Duchy of Hessen-Kassel, and died on the 7th of May 1827 in Kalisz. He opened his workshop about 1823 and produced, for example, 20 instruments in 1827, 30 in 1828, more than 30 in 1844, and in 1845 about 30. From October 1845 to September 1847 he built 50 pianos, and repaired and rebuilt 20, using, among other items, 80 pounds of imported sheepskin and 5 quintals of iron wire. In the period of 1847-1848 he employed up to 10 cabinet makers. His instruments were presented at the Warsaw Industrial Exhibition in 1845 (including a piano with a Viennese action, palisander veneer, inlayed, and a keyboard covered by mother of pearl, worth 750 roubles). In that period his serial instruments (with Viennese action, veneered with mahogany) cost 75 ducats (they were accused of having useless dampers in the highest register). For the Music Association in Kalisz Lindemann made a piano worth 1200 Polish zlotys, now in the Piano Collection of the Pomerania Philharmonic. Bydgoszcz possesses one of his instruments from the end of the 1840s.
|Dimensions||148 × 106 × 55 cm|