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Music and Marquetry: A Late Victorian Steinway Piano Designed by Cottier & Co.

On July 15th, Skinner will offer an elegant late 19th century Steinway Marquetry Model B piano as Lot 512 in their European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction. The history of the origins of Steinway & Sons is now legendary. The kitchen of Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg’s home in Seesen, Harz, Germany, served as laboratory and workshop for the first handcrafted piano under his name, which debuted in 1836. Fourteen years and well over four-hundred “Steinweg” pianos later, the Steinweg family immigrated to America.… Read More