I see a lot of USA folk mentioning console pianos which are not as common in Europe. I think it all boils down to price and profit.
No I do not think now but possibly in the 50's in Germany .I have a book about the Sauter pianos which was printed in 1956 by Hans Sauter the owner of Sauter .It speaks about the
difficulties of making pianos at the "darkest times " encounted
by Carl Sauter (father) during the war.
There are photograghs in the book of console size pianos and it mentions that Hans Sauter was interested in making smaller uprights because many people lived in small apartments.
The traditional looking ones are beautiful but later they show some late 50's style pianos which look awfull to us now .
There were also Photographs of rather beautiful looking grands black ,white and wood finish .
A few weeks ago we had a thread which showed photographs of older Sauter uprights, (from the museum ) these were from about the date of the Bluthner print. (late 19th century )
These were very tall heavy looking uprights in beautiful wood
During WW2 the Bluthner factory was totally destroyed . Sauter was only one of the many small piano factories dotted around Germany. Bluthner made pianos for performers and the wealthy. However today they make console size upright pianos (44")and taller ones and of course fabulous grands.
However the tallest uprights (and big ) from the 19th century,I have ever seen is the Canadian Bell upright at a rebuilders workshop in Vancouver.