The Prince's Love Piano, Hamburg Steinway (VIDEO) Model A Custom Hand Painted "Vernis Martin" Style
SEE VIDEO TOUR BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE Phenomenal Hand Painted, Rosewood Art Case Steinway "A" 6'1" Grand Piano made in the Steinway & Sons Hamburg, Germany Factory in 1900. We have nicknamed this the "Prince's Love Piano" because of the Romantic Pastoral Scenes painted on the piano and the "Love Story" that they appear to tell. From what we can determine after it was made this piano was sold and shipped to a Prince in La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland. (we totally rebuilt & restored it during the summer and fall of 2015) It appears that after purchasing the piano he commissioned an artist to create the beautiful custom Romantic scenes which appear to tell a "Love Story". It seems that the Prince wanted to immortalize the love between himself and his lover with this gorgeous work of art. We had an art historian evaluate the paintings and she said "The paintings on the case are Vernis Martin style scenes depicting pastoral scenes of love and romance following the manner of fashionable painters of the mid-18th century, and with gold painted scrolling tendrils and colored flowers and garlands on the case and legs. Vernis Martin was an 18th century technique named for the Martin brothers of Paris, who were instrumental in development and refinement of lacquer in imitation of Asian lacquer" See art historians full reportClick Here The previous owner's Aunt bought it at Sotheby's Auction house in London in the late 1920's and said it came from a Prince in Switzerland. Steinway & Sons records confirm that the piano was indeed purchased by someone in La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland. The romantic pastoral scenes seem to convey some kind of love story especially the two lovers entwined on the lid and a younger version of them that are two baby angels also on the lid. The male figure has a crown of garlands and the woman has red hair and fair skin common for people from northern Europe. The piano itself is an incredible instrument probably one of the best and most expensive money could buy at the time. We just totally rebuilt the piano with a new a Bouldoc Spruce soundboard and pinblock, new Hamburg Steinway wippens and new Steinway NY hammers and shanks. All new strings and Mapes bass strings. We also put on new dampers, put an age appropriate soundboard decal on the soundboard and regilded the plate. The action was just regulated to concert stage performance level. The tone is a rainbow of sublime tones. We had two professional artists restore the original art scenes and it is just an incredible instrument and work of art. This is definitely a one in a million Steinway! Call for price & further details....Sonny 631 475-8046.
"GREEN CHI" STEINWAY! (SEE VIDEO) Hand Painted Masterpiece!
SEE VIDEO LINK BELOW! We Nicknamed this "The "GREEN CHI" Steinway because the "Chinoiserie Style" Art landscape scenes painted on the piano are of gardens you would visit in 16th century China to restore your "Chi" or life force energy. The piano is completely covered with beautiful detailed paintings of rocks (symbolizing mountains which represent "Chi") gardens, trees, flowers, water, birds, butterflies, fisherman, pagodas, bridges, swans, royal family members, musicians and dancers. The colors used are shades of natural green, brown, red and gold. People in the 1500's in China would go this this kind of place to get away from the busy city life to restore, revitalize, relax and rejuvenate themselves. This Steinway M was originally manufactured in 1918 in the Steinway & Sons NYC factory and was totally rebuilt by Sonny's Pianos Technicians during 2016. The art work was painstakingly restored over the past 9 months by a NYC based Master of "Chinoiserie Style" Art. The incredible detail and beautiful paintings on this pianos are nothing short of a masterpiece. Indeed a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Many of the paintings are embossed or raised thus giving the landscape scenes an in depth 3D appearance. It appears that you are looking into the scenes and can see trees and flowers and people in the distance. The video tour includes an interview with the artist and we have a PDF available that is an analysis of the art work by an Asian Art Historian. To see her full report and what the piano looked like before being restored contact us. The piano was rebuilt with the highest quality materials currently available including new strings, pinblock, dampers and new Steinway NY action parts. It has the original excellent condition set of ivory keys and Steinway soundbaord. The action was regulated and hammers voiced to concert stage performance level. Here is some of what the art historian said. "Beautifully decorated. The design elements are inspired by Willow pattern ceramics but they are based on actual Chinese motifs. The scenes on the piano are based on Chinese landscape paintings and gardens. The basic elements of a Chinese landscape—mountains, water, trees, and humans—are meant to convey a microcosm of an orderly world. Traditionally, mountains, the most important element of a Chinese landscape painting, are a source of qi 气 (pronounced “chee”), or life-restoring essence. Chinese gardens are designed as three-dimensional landscapes, where people can go if a trip to the mountains isn’t practical. In a Chinese garden, eccentric rocks represent the mountains. Numerous examples of these rocks are painted on the piano. Wealthy men collected these odd rocks for their gardens; the most famous rocks are from Lake Tai near Suzhou. Thus, the garden is a miniature landscape where one can restore his vital essence."
Sonny's "Gemstones" Collection-Luxury Art Case Steinway (SEE VIDEO)
(SCROLL DOWN TO SEE VIDEO TOUR) Sonny's Gemstone Collection. Rare ornate Steinway M Grand piano decorated with cultured pearls and 14 karat gold brooches with embedded rubies. Totally rebuilt, refinished and restored, summer 2016, luxury Art Case Steinway M 5'7" Grand Piano. Steinway calls this their "Spanish Style" Model. Only about 100 made during the Steinway "Golden Age" 1928. A collectors item. Majestic, regal, hand carved, Queen Anne Legs, decorative music desk and pedal lyre, Rocco style trim and carvings reminescent of royality throughout with 3 very distinctive hand carved emblems/medallions, one on the music desk and one each on the case above the front two legs. The gold brooches with the rubies and cultured pearls are attached to the medallions on the music desk and the right leg. Also has beautiful trim around case and another medallion with golden wings on the pedal lyre. Each leg has a seashell with two bells hanging from the bottom of it. Piano was just totally rebuilt with a brand new Steinway NY action, (hammers, shanks, flanges, knuckles,) new Alaska sitka spruce soundboard, new pinblock, new strings, pins, dampers, bridge caps. Action just regulated to concert stage performance level. Plays and sounds incredible.
Art Case Weber, Custom Hand Painted
Weber Grand Piano, Museum piece, one of a kind, hand painted, art case with Queen Anne legs, decorative music desk and pedal lyre with trim around case piano. Pastoral scenes, each one different. Well made hand crafted American Weber Baby Grand Piano made in the heyday of piano manufacturing in USA (1927) recently rebuilt with new hammers, shanks, knuckles, strings, pins, and seems like new pin block and sound board.
STEINWAY M CUSTOM "WHITE DRIFTWOOD" (VIDEO)
Sonny's Designer Pianos - The Finishing Touch for Your Dream Home! Purchase A Pre-Owned Steinway From Us And Choose Your Design and Color!- Contemporary Modern Designs Available. Sonny's Designer Pianos are unique, one-of-a-kind works of art, hand painted by our team of professional artists.
"Grey Driftwood" Steinway Model A 6'1" Grand Piano (SEE VIDEO)
SCOLL DOWN TO BOTTOM OF PAGE TO SEE VIDEO)Custom Hand Painted Finish, Rebuilt. Grand Piano Model A 6'1" Victorian Style, Custom Hand Painted with a one-of-a-kind layered grey matte finish. In keeping with the latest trends in home décor, we have commissioned this unique work of art on a Steinway Model "A" 6'1", made in 1893, 85 keys. Perfect for a beachfront location or living room centerpiece. Just rebuilt October 2022 with new strings, pins, dampers, pinblock, new keytops, and like new Steinway action parts. All excellent condition, reinforced Steinway soundboard, and beautifully painted, silver color cast iron plate. We just upgraded and regulated the action and voiced the hammers. Rich sounding and responsive, This Steinway is both a spectacular looking beautiful unique, work of art and a sublime-sounding instrument.
ERARD ART CASE GRAND PIANO (VIDEO BELOW) VERY RARE 6' "TRIANON"
SEE VIDEO TOUR BOTTOM OF PAGE. ERARD MODEL 0, FRENCH GRAND PIANO "Collectors Item"1930, RECENTLY RESTORED, BEAUTIFUL MAHOGANY WITH SANDALWOOD INLAYS. VISIT OUR WEBSITE: http://sonnyspianotv.com SONNY'S ONLINE PIANO STORE. WORLDWIDE SHIPPING, ERARD ART CASE GRAND PIANO VERY RARE 6' "TRIANON" MODEL 0, made circa 1930, RESTORED AROUND 2005 BEAUTIFUL MAHOGANY WITH SANDALWOOD INLAYS. Cabinet features stunning flame mahogany panels accented by satinwood crossbanding inlaid with diamond ebony detail. Piano has six tapered, octagonal legs with stringing inlay and brass finials. Piano lyre has claw and ball feet. A replica of Marie Antoinette's piano. The restoration included new strings, pins, pinblock, dampers, new hammers and shanks, original excellent condition soundboard, and keytops. Warranty, Worldwide delivery. Free after delivery tuning. Questions? Call or email Sonny at 631 475-8046.
Art Case Vose Baby Grand Piano Mediterranean Style
To see video tours of all our current inventory for sale go to http://SonnysPianoTV.com/piano-gallery This Art Case Vose Baby Grand Piano, Mediterranean Style-Collector's Item is an absolutlely gorgeous walnut, double legged 5'4" Baby Grand Piano. Only two others known to exist. Probably special order from Vose of Boston. Circa 1930's. Just back from the refinishers 4/7/10rebuilt around 10 years ago. New pins, dampers, strings, hammers, bushings, key tops, plays great looks incredible. Sound board and pinblock in excellent condition. See photos for more detailed photos of the grain. Questions? Call Sonny Direct at 631 475-8046.
"Silver Fox" Steinway M Grand Piano
Steinway L "Sandstone" (VIDEO)Custom Hand Painted
See More http://www.SonnysPianoTV/artcase Rebuilt and refinished Steinway Grand Piano Model "M," 5'7" with a one-of-a-kind hand-painted white sandstone finish. In keeping with the latest trends in home decor.
Steinway O Mahogany Rocco Style Legs
Steinway King Louis XVI, One-of-a-kind Hand Carved
One-of-a-kind custom made hand carved King Louis XVI Steinway Model A Grand Piano made in 1904. Rebuilt in 2004
" PEGASUS" GRAND PIANO BY Schimmel & Ferrari
A COLLABORATION BY Schimmel & Ferrari gave birth to the Pegasus, Futuristic Design Grand Piano. Only a few in existence.