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Steinway & Sons are probably the most illustrious Piano manufacturers in the world.

Piano players all over the world dream of owning a Steinway one day. One such piano from the annals of the company’s history is up for auction. The piano in question is a Steinway & Sons Louis XV mahogany piano that has been gilded with 24k gold. A golden piano! That seems like something out of a fairytale. This beautiful piano has been owned by several great men like the American poet William Stafford, a New York banker who kept it at his Plaza Hotel residence, Benjamin Sawtelle Hanchett , who owned the piano for almost 65 years. The last owner was Mark Fritz who owned it from 2004 till his death in 2012.

This particular piano was designed as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the company. It is a 1904 Model B piano with a serial number serial number 108815, and was designed by Joseph Burr Tiffany who was the head artist of Steinway’s Art Case Department. He also happened to be related to the founder of Tiffany & Company. It was then carved by Juan Ayuso from solid mahogany and covered with gold. Several other pianos were crafted for this special anniversary collection.

More than 80 years after it was made, Steinway’s Chairman, John H. Steinway had it restored in 1985 by renowned piano conservationist, Lloyd Meyer of Camilleri Pianoworks. The piano was in good hands as Camilleri has restored musical instruments of many artists and that of The Peabody Conservatory and The Juilliard School of Music.

Piano was estimated to be sold at Auction in United States at an amazing yet not so far fetched price of 200 000 USD.

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22-12-2014, 12:02

Fabulous and rare Art Cased upright piano made by Pleyel Paris serial number 63551 made in the year 1888 Louis XIV style.

This is the second piano we have come across using the rare Amaranth wood or purple heart wood.

This wood was highly sought after being used in most smaller musical instruments such as guitars.

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19-12-2014, 11:30

H. Roloff Upright piano serial number 499 - Circa 1840s

This upright piano was built by Heinrich Roloff circa 1840s serial number  499. Because of its shape and the opening by the pedals, it is usually referred to as a “dog kennel” upright. The factory was in Neubrandenburg, Germany. We know of a few similar Roloff Dog Kennel pianos. One, with serial number 361, is in Frankfurt, Germany in the Bezirksmuseum. The other, with serial number 1167, is in Bydgoszcz, Poland at the Filharmonia Pomorska.

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19-12-2014, 09:32
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Erard Art cased Grand piano sells high at Christies London
Realized Price of over 200 000 Euros
Another great example of safe and secure investments in Art and music history

The Erard archives records this piano as:
Grand piano n°1, style Louis the XV, very rich, bois satiné, decorated with bronze doré (6 feet)
It was finished in April 1905 and sold for 11,400 francs on 5 October 1908 to Mme. Vve Th. Rivierre of 3 rue de Luynes, Paris. Marie Rivierre was the widow of Théodore Rivierre who founded the firm of Clouterie Rivierre, a leading French pre-war manufacturer of nails, pins and tacks. Following her husband's death in 1900, Marie Rivierre expanded the factory and entered new international markets to Argentina and Indochina. On the eve of the First World War, the factory employed four hundred people. She participated in the war effort, particularly by making shoe tacks for the army. She died at Chantilly in January 1937 aged 64 years.

This piano is in the distinctive fin de siècle style of high-rococo fused with Art Nouveau. This new style was formed by the artistic association of the ébénistes Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener and François Linke with the sculptor Léon Messagé, aided by the proximity of Linke's workshop at 170 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine to Zwiener's at 12 rue de la Roquette and Messagé's nearby studio at 40 rue Sedaine.

Messagé was inspired by Meissonnier's asymmetrical ornament of the early 18th century to produce rococco, flowing, designs for furniture and to sculpt gilt-bronze mounts of lively, high-relief allegorical figures linked by delicate organic frames. Messagé supplied designs to Linke from circa 1885 and had worked with or for Zwiener since probably 1880 or 1881, and is also recorded to have worked for the firm of Boudet. However it was at the Paris 1889 Exposition Universelle that Messagé achieved international recognition when he, and Zweiner, received a gold medal for an important serre-bijoux 

cabinet, subsequently sold Christie's, London, 17 March 2011, lot 409 (£623,650)...

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11-12-2014, 05:47

Erard Concert Grand serial number 70773 made in the Year 1895

Concert grand piano serial number 70773 made in the year 1895.

Stunning Grand at 250 cm long in a rosewood case
Archives show us the piano is Model 3 grand and was sold to a Mr. Beck in Paris in 1896

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