Posts Tagged Pompadour
Our viewing period started today at 12 noon, we had a steady flow of people coming through the doors but before we opened to the public one of the team took a few photos so you can see the layout.
Please remember when you arrive n thursday that viewing is from 09:00am and the auction starts at 12:00 noon. Please remember that if you want to register to bid you need to bring with you two forms of identification:
- PASSPORT / DRIVING LICENCE
- TWO UTILITY BILLS THAT STATE YOUR ADDRESS ( WITHIN DATE OF THE LAST 3 MONTHS)
Then sign up and bid with confidence!
The famous pianist who’s career spanned over 4 decades owned this rare piano in his Las Vegas home on Shirley Avenue. The Pompadour piano made by Conover is complete with its original stool and original upholstery and has a cream and gilt finish to its ornate casing, just that Liberace taste!
It was recently restored by Forsyths of Deansgate Manchester UK. The piano is also accompanied by documentation of authenticity from The Liberace Foundation and was featured in the Bob Thomas book about Liberace with a picture of the piano in-situ in the book. The Pompadour can be seen with Liberace in two videos on youtube;
1) In Liberace’s Home in an interview called ‘Liberace Lifestyle’ (03:37) :
2.) In the ‘Liberace antique shop’ that he opened in the 1970’s to show off his possessions (01:18) :
With the recent HBO movie about Liberace and his life his rare Piano has already had our phone ringing hot! from around the world.
The auction opens Thursday September 12th at 12:00 noon
Estimated guide price:
£10,000 – £15,000