Art Case Steinway Model B Grand Piano (6'11") [1915] - Restored

PianoCraft is proud to present this historic and stunning art case Steinway & Sons Model B grand piano.  

Completed on March 13, 1915, this piano was purchased by a member of the prominent Duke family of Durham, NC, Benjamin Newton Duke, co-founder of Duke Energy and Duke University's namesake.  Steinway records show that the piano was delivered to the Duke Mansion located at 1009 5th Avenue in Manhattan where it would reside as a featured showpiece for decades.  

More recently, this piano was purchased in 2013 from the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans estate. In 2019 PianoCraft was selected to completely restore this rare and beautiful piano.  No expense was spared with nearly 1,000 man-hours invested in this uncompromising restoration.  This magnificent piano has most recently graced a beautiful historic home in New Orleans' Garden District.  The well-respected piano technician in New Orleans who cares for this instrument  has declared it, “the finest piano in New Orleans!”

The restoration and preservation of this important piano was possible only because of the current owners’ vision and the unique experience and skill of the artists and craftsmen at PianoCraft.

PianoCraft is pleased to offer this singular opportunity to own this historic piano, sure to thrill and delight your every sense.

NOTE: This exceedingly rare piano’s unique history of ownership by one of America’s most prominent families, along with its exclusive and historic nature, makes it impossible to compare its value to a common new Steinway.  Only a handful of this design were ever manufactured, few remain and none have been restored to this uncompromising level. While Steinway continues to make bespoke art case pianos, the execution of a design like this one would add several hundred thousand dollars to the overall price – that is if it could even still be done. 

To request an appointment to audition this piano or to inquire about the price, please contact Keith Kerman at 888-840-5460 or [email protected]

Specifications


  • Length:  6'11"
  • Width:  58"
  • Height:  41"
  • Net Weight:  811 lbs
  • Longest Bass String:  59.25"
  • Pinblock:  German Delignit
  • Manufactured:  New York, NY
  • Completed:  March 13, 1915
  • Purchased by:  Benjamin Newton Duke
  • Comprehensive preparation including detailed regulation, voicing, and tuning by expert PianoCraft technicians.
  • Matching bench
  • 2 FREE follow-up tuning visits
  • FREE 10-Year PianoCraft Warranty on the action and the belly
  • 100% Trade-In/Trade-Up 5-Year Guarantee
  • Professional delivery and setup (pickup of trade-in piano)

PianoCraft is proud to present this historic and stunning art case Steinway & Sons Model B grand piano.  

Completed on March 13, 1915, this piano was purchased by a member of the prominent Duke family of Durham, NC, Benjamin Newton Duke, co-founder of Duke Energy and Duke University's namesake.  Steinway records show that the piano was delivered to the Duke Mansion located at 1009 5th Avenue in Manhattan where it would reside as a featured showpiece for decades.  

More recently, this piano was purchased in 2013 from the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans estate. In 2019 PianoCraft was selected to completely restore this rare and beautiful piano.  No expense was spared with nearly 1,000 man-hours invested in this uncompromising restoration.  This magnificent piano has most recently graced a beautiful historic home in New Orleans' Garden District.  The well-respected piano technician in New Orleans who cares for this instrument  has declared it, “the finest piano in New Orleans!”

The restoration and preservation of this important piano was possible only because of the current owners’ vision and the unique experience and skill of the artists and craftsmen at PianoCraft.

PianoCraft is pleased to offer this singular opportunity to own this historic piano, sure to thrill and delight your every sense.

NOTE: This exceedingly rare piano’s unique history of ownership by one of America’s most prominent families, along with its exclusive and historic nature, makes it impossible to compare its value to a common new Steinway.  Only a handful of this design were ever manufactured, few remain and none have been restored to this uncompromising level. While Steinway continues to make bespoke art case pianos, the execution of a design like this one would add several hundred thousand dollars to the overall price – that is if it could even still be done. 

To request an appointment to audition this piano or to inquire about the price, please contact Keith Kerman at 888-840-5460 or [email protected]

Specifications


  • Length:  6'11"
  • Width:  58"
  • Height:  41"
  • Net Weight:  811 lbs
  • Longest Bass String:  59.25"
  • Pinblock:  German Delignit
  • Manufactured:  New York, NY
  • Completed:  March 13, 1915
  • Purchased by:  Benjamin Newton Duke
  • Comprehensive preparation including detailed regulation, voicing, and tuning by expert PianoCraft technicians.
  • Matching bench
  • 2 FREE follow-up tuning visits
  • FREE 10-Year PianoCraft Warranty on the action and the belly
  • 100% Trade-In/Trade-Up 5-Year Guarantee
  • Professional delivery and setup (pickup of trade-in piano)

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