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WENDELL CASTLE (b. 1932); STEINWAY & SONS

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WENDELL CASTLE (b. 1932); STEINWAY & SONS

Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000

Exceptional Ivory Spirit piano and chair, Scottsville, NY, 1989
Curly sycamore veneer, mahogany veneer, maple, poplar, mahogany, yorkite, leather
Signed
Piano: 58" x 59" x 25", chair: 28" x 17 1/2" x 18"
Provenance: Collection of Peter T. Joseph, New York
Published: Eerdmans, Wendell Castle: A Catalogue Raisonné 1958-2012, 2014, p.190, no. III.187 and p. 247, no. III.441
Exhibited: Wendell Castle: New Work, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, October 8 - November 30, 1989
New Work by Wendell Castle and Selected Students, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE, March 23 - April 21, 1990
Sculpture 90, Fendrick Gallery, Washington, DC, June - July 1990 (piano and chair)
Published: Chapin, "Striking a Chord," Cigar Aficionado, May/June 1997
Danto, Joseph, and Cobb, Angel Chairs: New Work by Wendell Castle, Peter T. Joseph Gallery, 1991 (piano and chair)
Lux, "Castle Building: Retrospective Exhibits Creative Growth," Brighton-Pittsford Post, November 5, 1990

Total depth including casters and brackets is 30". Small grouping of dents to top of keyboard cover. Several dents and minor chips to various edges. Not tuned, sound board not inspected.



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