Published: March 26, 2019
PITTSFIELD, MASS. — Tickling buyers’ fancies in Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s March 23 auction was a Steinway Model D Centennial concert grand piano that attained $169,400, including the buyer’s premium.
The piano, which went to a buyer from Texas, got its name from William E. Steinway in 1876 before it competed that year at the first World’s Fair conducted in Philadelphia, in honor of the United States’ 100th anniversary of its independence. The model won “best concert grand piano,” and this 1877 model is one of about 424 made over seven years.
A complete report on the auction will appear in an upcoming edition.
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