A rare Steinway & Sons Louis XV-stylegrand piano will be auctioned off by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. This will happen during the auction house’s Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts sale, and online live bidding will also be possible. This particular grand piano is not like any other you may have seen before. It is completely covered in 24k gold, having been crafted for the 50th anniversary of the fabled piano manufacturer.
Among its prominent owners we mention Mark Fritz, who kept it from 2004 until his demise last year, Benjamin SawtelleHanchett and his family, who owned the instrument for six and a half decades, and New York banker William Stafford, who kept the gilded piano in his Plaza Hotel luxury residence.