Art Case Victorian Style Steinway D, 8’6″, totally rebuilt and refinished summer 2015. New Alaska Sitka spruce soundboard, new pinblock. brand new Steinway Action, converted to modern action from original “rocker Action”, regulated and voiced, sounds great, new strings, dampers, keytops, new natural grain French Polish Semi-gloss finish. Hand painted gold trim. Incredible tone, incredible work of art. Collectors item, museum piece. Worldwide shipping. Questions call 631 475-8046 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Beautiful Art Case King Louie XV Steinway Model M 5’7″ 1930. Excellent condition all genuine Steinway parts. Rich Walnut grain, sublime Steinway M tone and rapid action response. Our furniture people and technicians went over it. Piano action has been regulated and hammers voiced to concert stage performance level. New King Louis XV Steinway M’s go for over $100,000. Warranty. Questions? Speak with Sonny 631 475-8046 or e-mail email@example.com We Install PianoDisc IQ Player Systems! NATIONWIDE & INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING | WE BUY, SELL AND SHIP NEW & PRE-OWNED PIANOS
Beautiful Art Case Steinway Chippendale Style Model M 5’7” with “Ball & Claw” feet, Chippendale style legs, decorative music desk and pedal lyre. Just refinished satin ebony with hand pained gold trim, very rare to see one this color. One previous owner, all excellent condition Steinway Parts, new pins and strings just put on. Sublime classic Steinway M tone. Action just regulated, hammers voiced. Questions? Speak with Sonny at 631-475-8046. Worldwide shipping call for price quote. We install PianoDisc IQ Player Systems!
Sonny’s Pianos is donating $100,000 or 10% of the proceeds upon the sale of the MILLION DOLLAR STEINWAY to the JDRF of Long Island and another $100,000 to the person or persons that facilitate the sale of this piano. 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.
Sonny’s Pianos is donating 10% of the proceeds upon the sale of this piano to the JDRF of Long Island and another 10% to the person or persons that facilitate the sale of this piano. We just installed a state of the art PianoDisc IQ Player System that runs off an Ipad into this masterpiece so even if you don’t play the piano you can enjoy the sounds of piano music emanating from this magnificent totally rebuilt & restored Steinway. 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. We had an analysis of the art work by Asian Art Historian Doctor Ann Barrott Wicks. To see her full report and what the piano looked like before being restored click on the PDF here 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.” WORLDWIDE SHIPPING! Questions? or to make an appointment to view the piano in person or cover this story Call Sonny at +1 631 475-8046
Beautiful Hand Painted “Chinoiserie” Style Art Case Weber Grand Piano circa 1930. Piano and art work created around the same time. We just had our artists and technicians restore the art work and the piano. New keytops, new pins, new strings, newer hammers and shanks, Chinoiseie paintings are of nature scenes, hunters, fisherman, birds and angels. We asked Asian Art Historian Doctor Ann Barrott Wicks to analyize the paintings for us. Below is part of what she said. Hee is the full analysis href=”http://sonnyspianotv.com/pdf/Weber%20Piano.pdf“>here “The matronly seated woman seems to preside over all activities in the garden, like a Confucian matriarch looking out on the secondary wives and children of the family, all of whom are beholden to her. The standing woman is younger and actively enjoying a corner of the garden. We can imagine her as one of the secondary wives. Standing under a gracefully asymmetric tree she examines a patch of flowers. The gold, stylized foliage of the tree is unidentifiable, but the flowers opposite the woman are chrysanthemum, the flower of autumn and a symbol of longevity. The chrysanthemum, because of its association with the poet Tao Yuanming (372-427), was a favorite in the gardens of the educated elite. Two curiously angled triangles, tilted forward in space, separate the woman from the flowers. This suggestion of a fence can be found in various scenes on the piano. Its style references the zigzag fence of the “blue willow” pattern on ceramics, a chinoiserie design first made in England in the 18th century. (Fig. 3) The parasol, while not seen in traditional Chinese painting, is a European method for depicting Asian art. While the painted décor on the piano is without a doubt chinoiserie, some very interesting references to the 16th – 17th century Japanese Kanō school of painting can also be seen. For example, figures are painted against a flat ground of opaque color, punctuated at points with indigo blue openings that suggest a bank and water. In the blue beneath the fisherman in Figure 6, one sees very Japanese-like stylized gold wave marks. The mysterious blue openings are a staple of Momoyama period (1573-1617) decorative screens and murals. Another reference to the 16th – 17th century Kanō school murals is the extensive use of gold paint” This Used to be a player piano, it’s a great candidate for a modern PianoDisc IQ Player System installation. Warranty. Questions? Call Sonny or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A Chinoiserie style hand painted rosewood art case Collard & Collard 5’1″ baby grand piano made in England circa 1912 and painting created around the same time. Piano served as a work of art and had practically no playing time. We had Asian art hsitorian Doctor Ann Wicksdo an analysis of the paintings on the piano. Read itClick Here Here It is in excellent condition inside. Has original beautiful set of keys. We are currently restoring the landscape scenery paintings. Very vivid colors. Wealthy Chinese women being attended by servants in nature settings. Also rocks that represent mountains which are symbolic of the life force “Chi” are prevalent throughout. The piano has beautiful paintings on the lid, fall board, case, and legs. The music desk is from the Victorian era and the pedal lyre is decorative as well. Questions? Call or e-mail Sonny at 631 475-8046 or email@example.com
Art Case Stroud Piano with Beautiful Hand Painted Chinoiserie Style Landscape paintings representing peace, tranquility, music, dancing, nature, wealth, beauty, happiness, prosperity, health and rejuvenation. Piano was manufactured in NYC in 1930’s and hand painted soon after. We just had two artists restore the paintings and our technicians refurbished the piano. The heavily carved decorative legs are Jacobean Style. The following information was provided by Asian Art Historian Doctor Ann Barott Wicks. To see her full report click on the PDF here . Here is some of what she said. “The piano is painted with willowy Chinese figures in traditional Chinese garden settings. The motifs are similar to the fanciful chinoiserie furniture decoration that was popular in 18th-century Europe. One of the painted scenes shows a scene of music and dancing. The seated woman plays a pipa, and the young man plays a bamboo flute. The long sleeves of the dancer on the right are typical and add to the effect of the dance. The flowery clothing and hat of the youth are fanciful, as is his depiction as one of the musicians. There are several garden scenes. In theory, the Chinese garden is a microcosm of the universe, and should include four important elements—mountains, water, trees, and humans. Garden architecture, such as pavilions and bridges, represents the human element even when a human being is absent. Bizarre rocks, such as those seen in the foreground of the composition below, are used to represent mountains. These gardens were built for government officials to momentarily escape the bureaucratic life and refresh themselves as if they were in the mountains. Mountains, both sacred and magical places in China for millennia, were considered places for spiritual renewal. Fishermen are idyllic characters frequently found in Chinese landscape painting, as well as poetry. They represent the simple, carefree life in natural surroundings, romanticized by the literati. A rather curious figure is a seated woman in a voluminous white dress and somewhat elaborate headgear. She faces a boy who reaches toward her. A woman alone in a garden with her son is a familiar motif in Chinese painting. Boys symbolize wealth and continuation of the family line. While the artist is unknown, she obviously had training in Chinese painting, and was more than likely Chinese. Because of the headdress and clothing, my first thought was that the woman might represent a goddess. Floral motifs decorate the music stand and keyboard cover. The flowers are probably meant to represent the peony, symbolizing wealth and beauty, and azaleas, symbol of happiness and prosperity. PIANO comes with warranty. Nationwide Delivery. This piano is a perfect candidate for a PianoDisc IQ Playersystem installation. For further information call Sonny at 631 475-8046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beautiful Spanish Style Baby Grand Piano With Beautiful Ornate Ironwork Accents. Absolutely gorgeous mahogany art case Marshall & Wendell Baby Grand piano, refinished and restored spring 2016, made circa 1934. The early 20th Century saw a revival in classic historical furniture styles and finishes. This is a stunning custom made Spanish Renaissance style baby grand piano that would have been specially designed for a period style home. This instrument features elaborately carved legs adorned with ornate ironwork painted in red and gold accents. The overall affect achieves a true “Old World” Renaissance look and feel. Our technicians and artists restored both the instrument and the art work of this very rare piano. Marshall & Wendell renowned for making great instruments and beautiful art case pianos. New keytops, action just regualted. Warranty. Worldwide shipping. Questions? Call Sonny 631 475-8046 or email@example.com
A Museum Piece! Gorgeous hand carved, art case, decorative legs and case Wurlitzer Baby Grand. Just refurbished 10/2015. Brand new mahogany finish put on recently, new key tops, replaced original hammers with Renner hammers, regulated action. Spectacular, Gorgeous furniture piece, great instrument. Warranty! Free Delivery Long Island/NYC. All else continental USA only $475. Questions? Call Sonny 631 475-8046