Pretty, elegant, “Heller” Le Petite Baby Grand 4’6″ made by the Winter Piano Company beautiful walnut, made in 1932, refinished and partial rebuild about 15 years ago. New strings, pins, dampers, hammers, new lacquer finish. Excellent condition inside and out. Perfect piano for small spaces or apartment living room. Good candidate for a player system. Pretty cabriolet french legs and decorative music desk and pedal lyre, Our furniture people and technicians just went over it looks and sounds great. Warranty. Only $475. delivery most of the USA. We offer financing. Questions? Call Sonny at 6312 475-8046 or e-mail at sonny or see more at Sonny’s Website http://sonnyspianotv.com/piano-gallery
Huffington Post Article Written By: Anthony Papa
The very talented and beautiful Margarita Dominguez is at it again!
Margarita is an actor and a classically trained pianist that has been playing classical and modern piano for over 20 years. I met Margarita when she was doing a benefit to raise money for the veteran group “The Wounded Warriors.” Now her latest project is The Million Dollar Steinway, which is donating 10 percent of the sale of the piano to support the Juvenile Diabetes Reach Fund, Long Island Chapter to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
Sonny of Sonny’s Luxury Pianos, located in Patchogue, New York is the owner of the million dollar Steinway who has chosen Margarita to be their new “Brand Ambassador/Spokesperson. The piano is a one of a kind art case piano that has quite a history.
When he saw the piano, Sonny knew it was a very special hand painted piano. The piano was originally purchased at Sotheby’s London Auction House in the 1920’s from the estate of a prince. In 1960 it was shipped to NYC as a wedding gift to the daughter of the original owner. It was handed down to her son before finding a home in Sonny’s Pianos. The art on the piano represented a beautiful love story of a prince and a princess, but the physical condition of the piano was very poor.
It was then that a team of expert technicians worked to rebuild the piano along with two master artists to complete the restoration of the art on the piano. To clean and restore this piano required very special skills that took the restorers many years to learn.
Art case pianos are precious art objects as well as they are musical instruments. The pianos are characterized by carvings and paintings and other decorations that are all done by hand. In this case the finished project turned out to be a magnificent one of a kind masterpiece.
Ms. Dominquez is from New York City and attended LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts. She then attended Fordham University and graduated with a degree in Communications Music/Media/Film. Through her generosity towards those less fortunate, her passion for music and her abilities of acting and modeling, she is building an empire known as the “World of Margarita”
Margarita amazing talent is showcased playing Andrea Bocelli’s Time to Say Goodbye on the Million Dollar Piano in this video.
For those interested in this piano and to help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Reach Fund please contact Margarita here.
Beautiful white/ivory gloss 5’3″ baby grand. One owner family, served as a furniture piece. Rarely played, like new. Crisp, clear, rich sounding tone and very even responsive action. Our furniture people just buffed and polished the case and our technicians tuned, regulated, voiced the hammers. Everything original excelllent condition. Matching bench. Ask us about installing a state-of-the-art PianoDisc IQ Player System. Warranty. Nationwide shipping. Questions? Call Sonny 631 475-8046 or e-mail sonny or see more by visiting Sonny’s website http://sonnyspianotv.com/piano-gallery/947/white-ivory-gloss-baby-grand-53-showroom-condition-1988-5900
Beautiful white/ivory gloss 5’3″ baby grand. One owner family, served as a furniture piece. Rarely played, like new. Crisp, clear, rich sounding tone and very even responsive action. Our furniture people just buffed and polished the case and our technicians tuned, regulated, voiced the hammers. Everything original excelllent condition. Matching bench. Ask us about installing a state-of-the-art PianoDisc IQ Player System. Warranty. Nationwide shipping. Questions? Call Sonny 631 475-8046 or e-mail sonny or see more at Sonny website http://sonnyspianotv.com/piano-gallery/947/white-ivory-gloss-baby-grand-53-showroom-condition-1988-5900
To help promote the sale of the Prince’s Love Piano so that the JDRF of LI can receive the 10% Donation, model/actress/classical Pianist Margarita Dominguez stopped by Sonny’s Pianos to play this masterpiece.
Elegant, Satin ebony, Steinway M 5’7″ made in 2000, one family previously owned, our furniture people went over the case and our technicians regulated the action so it looks and plays like new. Only 17 years young, this piano is waiting for its new owners to find it and give it another loving home like the one it came from. Has very warm, sublime, full spectrum sound. Responsive action. Damp chaser and matching adjustable Steinway Artists Bench. Nationwide & Worldwide shipping. Questions? Call Sonny 631 475-8046 or e-mail sonny or visit Sonny’s Website http://sonnyspianotv.com/steinways/944/steinway-m-grand-piano-made-in-2000-satin-ebony-one-private-owner-lightly-played-35500
Luxury Piano, Art Case Steinway Piano Crown Jewel Model L 5’10.5″, very rare exotic wood “Macassar Ebony”. They don’t make the “Crown Jewel” series anymore. This piano would cost $150,000 to have custom made by Steinway & Sons today. In China and most everywhere outside of the USA it would be almost impossible to find a Crown Jewel Ebony Macassar Steinway, the price would easily be over 200,000 for a new one. Excellent, showroom condition inside and out. Action just regulated to world class concert stage performance level. Absolutely stunning to look at and also has rich, sublime tonal quality. Perfect candidate for a PianoDisc IQ Player System installation. Here’s what Steinway says about this piano and their Crown Jewel Series. “This very rare precious wood from Sulawesi has a fascinating texture with a deep black colour and a reddish-brown that pulses with breathtaking power.The Steinway Crown Jewel collection is an exclusive series of spectacular grand and upright pianos that feature particularly fine veneers. The veneers are meticulously put together with great artistic skill by Steinway experts. Each instrument is therefore a precious and unique masterpiece. To emphasize this uniqueness, a flawless diamond is embedded in the keyboard lid of each Crown Jewel grand or upright piano.” Warranty. Questions? Speak with Sonny direct call 631 475-8046 or e-mail sonny or visit Sonny’s Website http://sonnyspianotv.com/steinways/939/luxury-piano-art-case-steinway-macassar-ebony-crown-jewel-2003-model-l-very-rare-exotic-wood-59000
We just installed a state of the art PianoDisc IQ Player System that runs off an Ipad into this masterpiece so even if you don’t play the piano you can enjoy the sounds of piano music emanating from this magnificent totally rebuilt & restored Steinway. We nicknamed this “The “GREEN CHI” Steinway because the “Chinoiserie Style” Art landscape scenes painted on the piano are of gardens you would visit in 16th century China to restore your “Chi” or life force energy.
The piano was originally manufactured in the NYC Steinway Factory in 1918 and soon after was hand-painted by a master of Chinoiserie who completely covered the piano with beautiful detailed paintings of rocks (symbolizing mountains which represent “Chi”) gardens, trees, flowers, water, birds, butterflies, fisherman, pagodas, bridges, swans, royal family members, musicians and dancers.
The colors used are shades of natural green, brown, red and gold. People in the 1500’s in China would go this this kind of place to get away from the busy city life to restore, revitalize, relax and rejuvenate themselves. totally rebuilt by Sonny’s Pianos Technicians during 2016. The art work was painstakingly restored over the past 9 months by a NYC based Master of “Chinoiserie Style” Art. The incredible detail and beautiful paintings on this pianos are nothing short of a masterpiece. Indeed a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Many of the paintings are embossed or raised thus giving the landscape scenes an in depth 3D appearance. It appears that you are looking into the scenes and can see trees and flowers and people in the distance. Asian art historian Doctor Ann Barrott Wicks did an extensive analysis of the paintings. To see her full report and photos of what the piano looked like before being restored click on the PDF here.
The piano was rebuilt with the highest quality materials currently available including new strings, pinblock, dampers and new Steinway NY action parts. It has the original excellent condition set of keys and Steinway soundboard. The action was regulated and hammers voiced to concert stage performance level.
Here is some of what the art historian said. “Beautifully decorated. The design elements are inspired by Willow pattern ceramics but they are based on actual Chinese motifs. The scenes on the piano are based on Chinese landscape paintings and gardens. The basic elements of a Chinese landscape—mountains, water, trees, and humans—are meant to convey a microcosm of an orderly world. Traditionally, mountains, the most important element of a Chinese landscape painting, are a source of qi 气 (pronounced “chee”), or life-restoring essence. Chinese gardens are designed as three-dimensional landscapes, where people can go if a trip to the mountains isn’t practical. In a Chinese garden, eccentric rocks represent the mountains. Numerous examples of these rocks are painted on the piano. Wealthy men collected these odd rocks for their gardens; the most famous rocks are from Lake Tai near Suzhou. Thus, the garden is a miniature landscape where one can restore his vital essence.”
We just installed a state of the art PianoDisc IQ Player System that runs off an Ipad into this masterpiece, so even if you don’t play the piano you can enjoy the sounds of piano music emanating from this magnificent totally rebuilt and restored Steinway.
WORLDWIDE SHIPPING! Questions? or to make an appointment to view the piano in person.
Call Sonny at +1 631 475-8046 or visit Sonny’s Website http://sonnyspianotv.com/artcase/918/art-case-steinway-grand-piano-hand-painted-chinoserie-masterpiece-luxury-art-case-steinway-model-m-new-pianodisc-iq-player-system-made-1918-completely-restored-2016-125000
Phenomenal Hand Painted, Rosewood, Art Case Steinway “A” 6’1″ Grand Piano made in the Steinway & Sons Hamburg, Germany Factory in 1900. We have nicknamed this the “Prussian Prince’s Love Piano” because of the Romantic, Pastoral Love Scenes painted on the piano and the “Love Story” that they appear to tell. From what we can determine after it was made this piano was sold and shipped to a Prussian Prince in La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland a renowned vacation community for the German & Prussian Royalty. (we totally rebuilt & restored it during the summer and fall of 2015) It appears that after purchasing the piano the Prince commissioned a master artist of the King Louis XV “Vernis Martin” Style to create the beautiful custom Romantic scenes which appear to tell a “Love Story”.
It seems that the Prince wanted to immortalize the love between himself and his lover with this gorgeous work of art. We had an art historian evaluate the paintings and she said “The paintings on the case are Vernis Martin style depicting pastoral scenes of love and romance following the manner of fashionable painters of the mid-18th century, and with gold painted scrolling tendrils and colored flowers and garlands on the case and legs. Vernis Martin was an 18th century technique named for the Martin brothers of Paris, who were instrumental in development and refinement of lacquer in imitation of Asian lacquer”. See art historians full report Click Here
The person who sold it to Sonny’s Pianos said that his grandmother bought it at Sotheby’s Auction house in London in the late 1920’s and said it came from a Prince’s Estate. She kept it in London until 1960 when she sent it to NYC to her daughter for a wedding gift, thus continuing the Love Story behind the piano. The daughter then passed it down to her son about 20 years ago. He sold it to Sonny’s in the Spring of 2015. Steinway & Sons records confirm that the piano was indeed purchased by someone in La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland which the Art historian said …
“La Tour-de-Peilz is a small village on the northern shore of Lake Geneva between Vevey and Montreux. In the late 19th / early 20th century it was a favorite swanky holiday spot for European royalty…especially Prussians/Germans. After World War I, two of the deposed Prussian princes, sons of Kaiser Wilhem, sought refuge here and stayed for the remainder of their lives”.
The romantic pastoral scenes seem to convey some kind of love story especially the two lovers entwined on the lid and a younger version of them that are two baby angels also on the lid. The male figure has a crown of garlands and the woman has red hair and fair skin common for people from northern Europe. The piano itself is an incredible instrument probably one of the best and most expensive money could buy at the time. We just totally rebuilt the piano with a new a Alaska Sitka Spruce soundboard and new pinblock, new Hamburg Steinway wippens and new Steinway NY hammers and shanks. All new strings and Mapes bass strings. We also put on new dampers, put an age appropriate soundboard decal on the soundboard and regilded the plate. The action was just regulated to concert stage performance level. The tone is a rainbow of sublime colors. We had two professional artists restore the original art scenes and it is just an incredible instrument and work of art. This is not a one in a million Steinway, it’s the only Steinway like this on the planet!
Call for further details….Sonny 631 475-8046 or visit Sonny’s Website http://sonnyspianotv.com/artcase/919/art-case-steinway-the-prussian-princes-million-dollar-love-piano-hamburg-steinway-model-a-hand-painted-vernis-martin-style-totally-rebuilt-restored
Art Case Steinway Classic vintage Steinway C 7’5″ Art Case Victorian, completely rebuilt winter of 2017. New Steinway action parts, (wippens, hammers, back checks)new Alaskan sitka spruce soundboard, new pinblock, Mapes bass strings, “French Polish” style satin ebony refinish, hardware all buffed to like new, action just regulated to concert stage performance level, 3 pedals, 85 keys. Rich, robust, full spectrum sound. We can install a PianoDisk IQ Player System. Nationwide and worldwide shipping. Questions? Call or e-mail Sonny 631-475-8046 or sonny or visit Sonny’s Website http://sonnyspianotv.com/artcase/937/luxury-piano-art-case-steinway-c-75-victorian-art-case-rebuilt-refinished-2-17-39000