German-Romantic cone chest organ


Organ for sale

© pictures Orgelbau Kuhn AG, Männedorf

Organ built by
Theodor Kuhn, 1889
cone chests
Key action
Stop action

Cone chest organ of the German Romantic period, 1889

In 1889 Carl Theodor Kuhn built an organ with 24 stops in the Reformed Church of Zurich Unterstrass that is entirely bound to the tradition of the founder of our firm, Johann Nepomuk Kuhn.

The organ was moved to the church of St. Sigismond in Saint-Maurice, Wallis, in 1911, and it remained there until its service was terminated in 2000. In the course of building a new organ in St. Sigismond, Kuhn Organ Builders was able to take back and store the organ. It was restored in 2005-2006 and returned to its original condition. In 2016, in connection with the «KunstKlangKirche» project in Zurich Wollishofen, the neo-gothic pipe shades were successfully reconstructed; unfortunately «KunstKlangKirche» project was not continued in 2018.

Consequently, Kuhn Organ Builders is looking for a buyer for this pearl of the 19th century. At present the organ is owned by Kuhn Organ Builders and is still staying as guest in the Reformed Church «Auf der Egg» in Zurich Wollishofen. We will be pleased to make an appointment for you to view and play the organ there.

The organ is suitable for church services, concerts or even for private use. Detailed documentation, including an audio recording of the organ, can be found on this page under the heading «Links, Downloads».

Restricted bidding procedure

The organ will be sold via a restricted bidding procedure. You can enter the price that you are prepared to pay. The highest bidder will then become the proud owner of this valuable organ. The basic conditions of the bidding procedure are set out in the documentation.

All interested parties are kindly requested to register prior to submitting their documents, but at the latest on 31 August 2021, by means of the registration form (see heading «Links, Downloads»).

The deadline for submission of the bid: 30th September 2021, 12 o'clock