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African Flower – Duke Ellington – Played by Kevin James on a 1971, Steinway Model V Upright Piano at Besbrode Pianos Leeds

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A Steinway Model B grand piano with with an ebonised case. Case features three tiered mouldings at base. Music desk has a geometric filigree design. Piano has three barrel legs each carved with figures playing musical instruments and floral relief detail. The Steinway piano was commissioned by Leo Lewin circa 1910 for his villa in Breslau, Germany.
Leo Lewin came from a family of textile producers. The family became wealthy during the first world war selling large orders of military clothing. Lewin was a prolific art collector and in 1917 purchased a spacious villa in order to create an exhibition space for his collection of paintings. Initially a collector of German art works by artists such as Liebermann, Slevogt and Menzel what made his collection truly famous was his acquisition of canvasses from leading European painters such as Manet, Monet and Picasso. The collection was known as the Silesian art collection.
Leo Lewin commissioned Oskar Kaufmann to design the interior of his villa including the design of all the furniture. A mix of artists collaborated to make all the furnishings and objects including Cesar Klein, Ernst Stern, Jackel, Kainer, Scheurich, Meid, Unger and others. The piano was one of the pieces specifically designed for the Lewin villa and was situated in the music room.
Oskar Kaufmann was an Hungarian-Jewish architect born in 1873. He is noted for his design of the Krolloper, the Hebbel Theater and the Renaissance Theater, all located in Berlin, the Neue Stadttheater in Vienna, and the Habima Theater in Tel Aviv. Kaufmann gained a strong reputation as a theater architect however, the first world war had a large impact on his business. It was around this time Kaufmann began taking on private commissions for private villas. Many of these villas still stand today. Leo Lewin’s villa in Brelau is one of these.

Reference Number: 1853
Make:     Steinway Model B
Serial Number:     171278
Age:     1915
Wood:     Ebonised
Finish:     Polished
Description:     Piano to be restored

This piano comes with the Besbrode Pianos Warranty.
Price includes:

5 year warranty
First tuning free. Usually 4 weeks after piano delivery to allow “settling in”.
Free adjustable piano stool
Free delivery to a ground floor residence within mainland UK.

RESTORED: Tuned, Cleaned, Regulated. All strings replaced. Soundboard repaired where necessary. Frame coated. All hammer heads renewed. New dampers and leathers replaced where necessary. Keys Tops cleaned or replaced. Case stripped and repolished to an excellent standard.

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This piano featured in our “Golden Age of Pianos Exhibition” that ran alongside the Leeds International Piano Competition 2012. Click to see our online archive of this event

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A 1910, Steinway & Sons Model O Grand Piano with a Black Case

A 1910, Steinway & Sons Model O Grand Piano with a Black Case

A 1910, Steinway Model O grand piano with a black case for sale at Besbrode Pianos.

Reference Number: 1824
Make:     Steinway Model O
Serial Number:     144428
Age:     1910
Wood:     Black
Finish:     Polished
Size [cm]:     length: 180   width: 147
Price:     £POA
This piano comes with the Besbrode Pianos Warranty.
Price includes:

First tuning free. Usually 4 weeks after piano delivery to allow “settling in”.
Free adjustable piano stool
Free delivery to a ground floor residence within mainland UK.

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A 1926, Steinway & Sons Model O Grand Piano with a Black Case

A 1926, Steinway & Sons Model O Grand Piano with a Black Case

A 1926, Steinway & Sons Model O Grand Piano with a Black Case

Reference Number: 1823
Make:     Steinway Model O
Serial Number:     245751
Age:     1926
Wood:     Black
Finish:     Polished
Size [cm]:     length: 180   width: 157
Price:     £POA

This piano comes with the Besbrode Pianos Warranty.
Price includes:

First tuning free. Usually 4 weeks after piano delivery to allow “settling in”.
Free adjustable piano stool
Free delivery to a ground floor residence within mainland UK

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