Sting’s Steinway Grand Piano sold for £116,500 at Christie’s sale in London today. The piano on which Sting worked on for a decade aroused international interest. It was sold in the Queen Anne’s Gate: Works from the Art Collection of Sting & Trudie Styler sale at which it had been estimated at £30,000-50,000.
Sting’s Steinway grand piano occupied pride of place in the music room at Queen Anne’s Gate. He worked extensively with this piano specifically on three albums: Songs from the Labyrinth, If on a Winter’s Night…, and The Last Ship. The world renowned Steinway & Sons was established in New York, and this model B-137185 grand piano was registered and produced by Steinway Hamburg in 1909. The piano was restored, ebonised and subsequently purchased by Sting & Trudie Styler in 2002. The sale realized £3,006,812.
(See post on antiquesandartireland.com for October 28, 2015)