Historic Steinway Art Case Piano Once Owned By A Prussian Prince Comes To Long Island

Art Case Steinway King Louis XV Era “Vernis” Martin” Hand Painted Masterpiece

Sonny says ““This is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. A rare combination of art, sublime instrument and romantic history.

A historic, hand painted Steinway was recently unearthed in Connecticut and restored on Long Island. This unique piano is available for viewing and purchase at Sonny’s Luxury Art Case Pianos, Patchogue, NY. Nicknamed “A Prussian Prince’s Love Piano,” the Steinway grand piano was built in 1900 by craftsmen at the Steinway factory in Hamburg, Germany. The piano is believed to been sold to a Prussian Prince living in La Tour de Peliz, Switzerland.

As if straight out of a fairy tale, the Prince apparently commissioned a master artist to immortalize his love for his princess through a series of “Vernis Martin” style pastoral love scenes painted on the piano. Sonny Stancarone, owner of Sonny’s Luxury Art Case Pianos, says “this is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, a rare combination of art, sublime instrument and romantic history. There’s none other that I know of with all these elements combined into one piano.” To see more photos click PHOTOS

Sonny’s Pianos, located in Patchogue, New York, is one of the premiere restoration houses for pre-owned Steinways. Sonny’s buys, restores, and sells art case Steinways to a worldwide market through his innovative, interactive all video website. See WEBSITE.

When it was sold to Sonny’s in the spring of 2015, the previous owner described its fascinating past. The owner’s grandmother had purchased the piano at Sotheby’s London Auction House in the 1920’s from the estate of a prince. The piano remained in England until 1960 when it was shipped to her daughter in New…

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