Decker Bros.

  • Year: 1880
  • Model: Concert Grand
  • Size: 7'
  • Finish: Brazilian Rosewood polished lacquer

This particular instrument was found in a Canadian Pacific Railway train station where it was salvaged after many years of neglect. The two-year restorative project focused on only replacing parts or materials that were beyond repair to ensure the original craftsmanship remaining intact for future generations to appreciate. The Decker Brothers Piano Company was famous for being awarded many patents used in modern piano manufacturing. Established in 1862, Decker Brothers built exceptionally well-made grand, square grand, and upright pianos. Sadly, Decker Brothers were out of business before the turn-of-the-century due to the death of founder John Jacob Decker. During the 19th Century, Decker Brothers built exceptionally high quality instruments, similar to those more famous brand names like Steinway and Sons, Chickering, and Knabe & Co.