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    A one off sale of pianos with extraordinary history takes place at Dreweatts in Berkshire on September 23.  Each piano from the collection of David Winston, royal restorer and conservator of pianos to the Queen of England, is a one off with a fascinating backstory. One was bought directly from the iconic liner Mauretania 2, when it was decommissioned in 1965. One was bought in 1946 by concert pianist Madeleine Lioux, wife of the French novelist and politician, Andre Malraux (1901-1976). One features signatures from some of the greatest musicians of the time, including Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941), the pianist and composer who was once Prime Minister of Poland.  David Winston has restored some of the most valuable pianos in the world, including those owned and played by the great classical composers Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt. 

    A Wurlitzer Butterfly Grand. UPDATE: THIS MADE £9,000 AT HAMMER

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