Art Deco 1939 Black Lacquered Deluxe Wurlitzer Butterfly Piano
In 1939, Wurlitzer introduced the "butterfly" pianos, aptly named for the unique winged top design. There were variations in cabinet appointments, such as legs, music stands, and lyres. This "deluxe" version makes the ultimate Art Deco statement, with streamlined elements, including a quartet of raised banding around the body. The "wings" open to reveal a secondary ported top, decoratively cut-out to allow the sound to ring out. As the piano is ready for restoration, the case can be refinished in either magnificent burled walnut or hand rubbed black lacquer – the photos show a previous black lacquered version. This fine instrument has a rich, full tone and no condition issues. The matching bench has been recovered in new leather, and all metal trim elements have been newly chromed. Art Deco pianos are quite rare, as most 1920s and 1930s pianos were traditional in design. The piano will take appx 8-10 weeks to restore.