Flowing curves and elaborate scrollwork are the hallmarks of the Louis XV style. Executed in tastefully figured mahogany, this rare and beautiful piano evokes a certain poetic quality in its sumptuous lines and delicately carved detail. A classic example of the melding of exquisite carving with musical perfection, this one of a kind piano was commissioned in 1914 — during Steinway’s “Golden Age”, when piano manufacturing was raised to an art form.
Beautifully preserved and restored by the finest piano rebuilders in America, this remarkable instrument is sure to bring joy and inspiration for many generations to come.
fall 2008 Published December 01, 2008