Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Steinway grand piano, $39,975, John Moran
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A Louis XVI-style Steinway Model B grand piano, serial # 99,999, painted with a “fete galante” by Arthur Thomas in 1907, sold for $39,975 at a Fall Decorative Arts Auction held Sept. 23 by John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena, Calif. Also, a Galle cameo glass vase marking the 1914 Battle of Lorraine brought $11,685; a large Meissen allegorical ewer modeled after “Water” in J.J. Kandler’s Four Elements series fetched $9,840; and a pair of large Empire-style patinated bronze candelabra went for $5,400. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.