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Baby Grand Piano
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Baby Grand Piano
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Baby Grand Piano

US
NY, US
US

Descrizione dell'oggetto

Serial no. 288482\nWith silvered metal tag stamped STEINWAY, the piano board cast STEINWAY & SONS/NEW YORK and STEINWAY & SONS/TRADEMARK/REGISTERED/U. S. PAT. OFF./STEINWAY FOUNDRY CASTING and with firm's numbers, the piano board further stenciled S/EBONIZED/288482 and NA/Q1776, various components branded Q1776\nThis sleek piano was originally designed by Donald Deskey for the 1933 A Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago and represents one of the earliest American modernist piano designs.  Deskey subsequently exhibited the model at the 1937 Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne in Paris where it was awarded a gold medal.  According to the Steinway archives, the ''ebony'' piano presently offered was manufactured on June 30, 1937.  The piano was subsequently purchased at the N. Stetson & Company of Philadelphia on December 22, 1939, and has remained in the same family ever since.
US
NY, US
US

medium

Lacquered wood, ebony, ivory, and patinated metal

creator

Donald Deskey

dimensions

67 x 56 1/4 x 60 1/2 in. (170.2 x 142.9 x 153.7 cm) with top fully extended

literature

David A. Hanks, Donald Deskey: Decorative Designs and Interiors, New York, 1987, p. 5 (for a period photograph showing the model in situ in Deskey's apartment, 1070 Park Avenue, New York, ca. 1934-1937) and p. 28 (for the model designed for A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, 1933)

signedDate

With silvered metal tag stamped STEINWAY, the piano board cast STEINWAY & SONS/NEW YORK and STEINWAY & SONS/TRADEMARK/REGISTERED/U. S. PAT. OFF./STEINWAY FOUNDRY CASTING and with firm's numbers, the piano board further stenciled S/EBONIZED/288482 and NA/Q1776, various components branded Q1776

time_period

1937

consignmentDesignation

Property from a Pennsylvania Collection


*Nota: il prezzo non corrisponde al valore odierno, ma si riferisce soltanto al reale prezzo di aggiudicazione al momento dell'acquisto.

*Nota: il prezzo non corrisponde al valore odierno, ma si riferisce soltanto al reale prezzo di aggiudicazione al momento dell'acquisto.


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