It is old. Older than me, my mom, or even my grandmother, I believe. Much of the music contained in the piano bench when we got it was from the turn of the century--there is a date inside that says 1876. Not sure what that means, as the name of the company--Ahlstrom--is nearly non-existent on the internet, but it is OLD.
Mom purchased it from an old woman in a very old house when I was fifteen, and it is what I enjoyed playing growing up--one of three pianos Mom and Dad owned then. We built our current house with a special room with wide doors "just for" it, and my daughters love to sit, play and stare out the windows awhile--just like I used to do.
The sound is lovely. Old and rich and just lovely(Just like I like most things).
I am linking this one to ColoradoLady's Vintage Thingie Thursday today.