Liberace’s owned and played Baldwin piano at California Auctioneers’ estates sale, Oct. 15

CA image 1 Baldwin concert grand touring piano once owned and played by the flamboyant pianist and showman Liberace, made in Cincinnati circa 1925-1930 (est. $22,000-$44,000).

California Auctioneers & Appraisers’ big estates auction on Sunday, October 15th, online and at the firm’s Ventura, California gallery, will feature such items as a 9-foot Baldwin concert grand touring piano once owned and played by the flamboyant pianist and showman Liberace, a Wurlitzer 850 Peacock 1505 jukebox in fine playing condition, six carousel horses, more than 50 estate paintings (mostly from a prominent California doctor), a collection of Western, firearms and classic cars, and a selection of Oriental porcelain, furniture and antiques, to include an 18th or 19th century Chinese hardwood four-panel screen.

CA image 2 Wurlitzer 850 Peacock jukebox, circa 1941, depicting two central peacocks, plays 78's with water bubbling sides and curved designed top and front (est. $10,000-$15,000).

Fine estate jewelry will feature an antique 2-carat diamond ring, a 14kt gold and 6.40-carat weight diamond bracelet, a .999 St. Gaudens gold coin buckle and a vintage Lucien Picard peek-a-boo watch. Rare and vintage automobiles will be led by 1987 Zimmer Golden Spirit and a 1972 Ferrari Daytona replica with Corvette chassis and V-8 power. Other items will include a 1934 Buck Rogers toy ray gun, an N.C. Wyeth graphite drawing and a collection of architectural castings and wrought iron. The auction will start promptly at 10 am Pacific time and an online-only auction will continue thru Sunday, October 22nd. For more info, click here.

CA image 3 Chinese Qing Dynasty 18th/19th century hardwood four-panel screen (or room divider), 72 inches tall and consigned by a sugar cane heiress, may go as high as $30,000. stamped with the Japy Freres Medaille d’Honneur pastille mark (est. $800-$1,200). 

 

 

 

 

 

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