I have that exact piano in a quartersawn cut flame mahogany with original ice cream cone legs,harp shaped lyre, boston fallboard and perfect ivories.Scale123(By the way it is 6'4".)
The piano is absolutely stunning in the Victorian Art Case.Not that I have owned many (2)to be exact,I think this is the nicest Chickering as for sound and scale. I've had all the smaller ones (Thanx but no thanks)The shortcoming is the action stack/parts(brass flanges)not being available.Either modify the geometry (major task for my rebuilder)using readibly available parts Renner,Tokiwa or ? or find mint original whipps (good luck) changing hammer,shank,flanges when the time comes. Sounds like not anytime soon. I plan on changing the stack completely but not put my rebuilder through the task of modifying the stack geometry.Tokiwa in Japan supposedly is doing a run for the US Tokiwa distributor(friends of ours)of retrofit parts for these old actions. Supposedly available soon. I'll probably wait though the piano has been done in its entirety months ago except the action My original action parts are mint for being 90 years old excluding hammers
It is not completely restored with the original action
You really can't compare this piano to any other American piano available in that I believe it has a unique scale 47 wound strings in the bass section /9 singles,10 doubles and 6 triples and agraffes in the first 3 sections.I've never seen triples in the bass section on any other American piano.
The pinblock is a somewhat major issue in that there are no pinblock screws from the top with threaded machine screws from the bottom of the pinblock into the plate.My rebuilder doesn't have a problem though many may have difficulty fitting it precise to the flange. Maybe the east coast clan can assess it more accurately in that there are more there being from Boston,preaeolian
A rare find if you ask me.