Which instrument can confidently command a price of $2.5 million; undoubtedly an artwork case piano fashioned and curated by American-German piano firm Steinway & Sons! The stunning instrument was hand-painted by renowned portrait painter and world-class live performance pianist Paul Wyse.
Adorned with decadent oil work, the opulent piano and piano chair are indeed a beautiful sight. The piano was constructed to the musical specs and requirements that the model has been identified for because it was based in 1853.
It took more than 4 years to be complete the opulent 2.7 meter piano case. The piece of art draws inspiration from Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s well-known masterpiece Photos at an Exhibition – a 10-movement suite depicting Mussorgsky’s tour of the memorial exhibition of his greatest buddy and artist-architect Viktor Hartmann, who handed away on the age of 39.
Masque de Femme piano by Lalique and Steinway & Sons showcases beautiful design and pristine sound.
The piano entails delicate rosewood keys, a gold-plated music desk and pedals – and further includes a lid painted with a Russian countryside panorama and the Nice Gate of Kiev. The outer rim is my favorite element! It’s embellished with oil work with 24ct gold leaf highlights, portraying individuals appreciating artworks in a museum.
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