PIANO: Steinway model O, Louis XV 5'10" Grand & Matching Bench, serial #190934
Finish: Hand-carved Figured English Mahogany in High Gloss Lacquer
Description: This rare Louis XV Steinway model O was reputedly owned by the famous composer, Rudolf Friml. Made in New York on November 21, 1918, this piano's original owner was Louis G. Myers, 102 Waverly Place, NYC. Assuming he sold the piano to the famous Mr. Friml, operetta and movie composer; this instrument was subsequently purchased by a very prominent industrialist and his wife for their daughter in the mid-1950's at which time the piano was refinished to its current look. Replete with famous Steinway features like Diaphramatic Soundboard, Hexagrip Maple Pinblock, and mid in the Golden Period of Steinway, this piano was restrung and had new highly-prized pre-war hammers installed prior WWII and before the current owner acquired it. This rare model has been completely reconditioned to concert-level performance while retaining the old-world sound and quality. This piano had very little playing on the new hammers and is a truly beautifully sounding and playing piano --a true musician's instrument! It is such a rare item to retain the old sweet, singing Steinway tone of yesteryear and have a bona-fide heirloom with supreme musicality, furniture and provenance.
This piano comes with a letter of provenance from Steinway & Sons and is truly one of the most unique items we ever have had in our shop!