Briggs Auction, Inc. will offer a fine selection of period and modern furnishings, decorative and fine art, silver, fine jewelry, and more in their June 5, 2015 Fine Estates auction. The centerpiece of the auction is a magnificent 1894 Steinway & Sons concert grand piano with custom inlay and painted classical decoration by Cottier & Co. Retailed by N. Stetson Co., Philadelphia, PA, it was originally purchased by Mrs. Thomas A. Scott of Philadelphia, wife of the then President of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Mrs. Scott commissioned Daniel Cottier (Cottier & Co.) to add the decorative inlay and painted classical decoration featuring cherubs and putti; mythological scenes with maidens; floral bouquets; faux-leather finishes depicting the names of famous composers with music staves, and more. Mother of Pearl inlay adorns the music rest, and the top is decorated on both the exterior

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