Chickering & Sons (not to be confused with Chickering Brothers) was the first piano manufacturer in America. Chickering quickly became one of the largest and most successful piano manufacturers of all time.  The firm was originally established in Boston in 1823 by Jonas Chickering and his partner James Stewart under the name of Stewart & Chickering.  From about 1830-1839, Chickering entered into partnership with John Mackay, building instruments under the label of Chickering & Mackay.  John Mackay was a sea captain that exported Chickering pianos to South America, and in return, would bring back ships full of sweet smelling rosewood and mahogany for piano building.

Chickering was an innovative manufacturer and the firm was not afraid to take risks.  During the 19th and early 20th Centuries, Chickering was constantly evolving and improving their designs in order to build the finest piano possible. Chickering’s unique approach to unconventional and improved design paid off in the 19th Century when celebrity pianists like Franz Liszt and Louis Moreau Gottschalk endorsed Chickering & Sons, stating that their instruments were the only instruments that would hold up to their strenuous performances!  Liszt and Gottschalk always played Chickering pianos on their American concert tours.

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