See larger One of the first Steinway pianos, built in the kitchen of master cabinet maker Henry Engelhard Steinweg in Seesen, Germany in 1836. Mr. Steinway immigrated to America and founded Steinway & Sons in 1853 in a Manhattan loft. By that time he had built 482 pianos. The first piano produced by the company, number 483, was sold to a New York family for $500. It is now displayed at the New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

One of the first Steinway pianos, built in the kitchen of master cabinet maker Henry Engelhard Steinweg in Seesen, Germany in 1836. Mr. Steinway immigrated to America and founded Steinway & Sons in 1853 in a Manhattan loft. By that time he had built 482 pianos. The first piano produced by the company, number 483, was sold to a New York family for $500. It is now displayed at the New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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