Ignace Pleyel Upright serial number 13765 - Year 1846
Pianino made by Ignace Pleyel from the year 1846 in a spotted mahogany sculpted rich case.
Described as Model 7 in archives.Another fantastic example of the art and design mixed with the music and magic these early pianos hold in our history.
Pleyel grand piano serial number 16448 - Year 1850
Charming Pleyel Paris Grand piano made of beautiful spotted mahogany made in the year 1850 in working condition. 215 cm long
were hidden under its unusual hinged lid. It is golden yellow with touches of green and gold, a surprise to people who know it only from its black-and-white adolescence. It has a wad of chewing gum in a place where a wad of chewing gum really should not be.
It is the stuff that dreams are made of.
It is one of the most famous pianos in the world, the piano Ingrid Bergman was close to when she delivered one of Hollywood’s unforgettable lines: “Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By.’ ” It is the short little upright from Rick’s Café Américain in the movie “Casablanca.”
And it has become the stuff of very expensive dreams. It was sold at auction on Monday for $3.4 million, gum and all. The price included a 12 percent commission...