Steinway giltwood grand piano sells for $90,000 at Hindmann

An opulent giltwood piano created to mark Steinway & Sons' 50th anniversary has sold with strong results as part of Leslie Hindmann Auctioneers' two-day Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts auction, held April 28-29 in Chicago.

Steinway giltwood grand piano
The piano was consigned from the estate of veteran US broadcaster Mark Fritz



The piano was created in 1904 under the command of Joseph Burr Tiffany, lead artist for Steinway's art case department and relative of Tiffany & Co's founder. Carved from solid mahogany and clad in 24 carat gold, it sold for $90,000.

On April 2, "Piano Man" Billy Joel auctioned his Steinway & Sons grand piano with a $60,000 estimate, hoping to raise funds for the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

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