Steinway A-2 1903 Quarter Sawn Oak
Style: Renaissance Design
Color/Wood: Tiger Oak
Condition: Excellent, completely rebuilt
Retail Value: US$ 390,000
Wholesale Price: US$ 223,500
Steinway & Sons records indicate that this piano was manufactured June 30, 1903. It is a sketch design piano listed as a carved fancy Renaissance Design model A-2. This piano was a special order from the Steinway factory by the Black family that later founded Chock full O’ Nuts Coffee Company in 1926. This piano was also owned by the singer Kenny Rogers. The case has egg and dart molding, foliate scalloped, scrolled, rosette corners, acanthus-carved cabriolet legs ending in scrolled toes, with a conforming bench. This is the only piano ever built like this. This piano has been completely rebuilt with a new sound board, a new pin block, new Renner damper back action, new Renner wippens, new shanks, flanges and hammers, and much more. We have restored the cabinet and bench as perfectly and closely to the original condition and color as possible. This is certainly one of the most stunning piano ever restored.