John Moran raises the bar for quality with Apr. 25 Traditional Collector sale

Pair of French Victor Paillard jardinieres, estimated at $30,000-$50,000
Pair of French Victor Paillard jardiniere, estimated at $30,000-$50,000
Pair of French Victor Paillard jardinieres, estimated at $30,000-$50,000

LOS ANGELES — John Moran Auctioneers will present its first Traditional Collector sale of the year on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25 and April 26, starting at 10 am Central time. Moran’s will feature more than 500 lots that include a Lavar Kerman pictorial carpet, a Bosendorfer piano, French jardinieres, Tiffany & Co. silver, and artworks by Felix Ziem, Mario Korbel, Francois Boucher and Henri Beek. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Keys to choosing the perfect grand piano for you and your home

An undated Bosendorfer grand piano, model 225, serial no.37277, achieved $42,500 plus the buyer’s premium in January 2021. Image courtesy of Ripley Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.
An undated Bosendorfer grand piano, model 225, serial no.37277, achieved $42,500 plus the buyer’s premium in January 2021. Image courtesy of Ripley Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK – The lyricist Irving Berlin once wrote a love song to his favorite musical instrument that included the lyrics, “I love a piano, I love a piano, I love to hear somebody play upon a piano …” He said the tune, dubbed I Love a Piano and debuted in the 1920 Broadway review Stop! Look! Listen!, was one of his best efforts. Berlin wasn’t singing about just any old piano, mind you, but a grand piano.

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