An elegant, impeccably restored 1911 Medium Grand, this Cuban Mahogany piano serves as the base for a highly special instrument. The Reagan Centennial piano was conceived as a collaborative effort between former First Lady Nancy Reagan and Steinway Artist Michael Feinstein to commemorate the would-be 100th birthday of former President Ronald Reagan. Dubbed The First Ladies Piano, this heirloom was specially selected as it shares its birth year with President Reagan. Restoration took eight months, following which a modest collection of beautiful embellishments tie this piano together to become a unique and extraordinary item. It was signed in gold by five of the seven most recent American First Ladies: Rosalyn Carter, Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, Laura Bush, and of course Nancy Reagan. The music desk was painted by Rick Muto with a view of the White House North Portico, encircled by the iconic Washington DC Cherry Blossoms. A Presidential eagle medallion was painted on the top stick, and the piano was trimmed in gold leaf around the case and at the top and bottom of the double-barreled tapered legs. The fabric of the piano bench is the same as that used in the White House’s “Blue Room”, one of the three state parlors distinctive for its oval shape, furnished in the French Empire style. The piano was received by Michael Feinstein’s foundation, and is to go to auction to benefit that charity.