This case was commissioned to hold a "piano" of wine which is a 6 liter, 3 liter, 1.5 liter and 750 milliliter of wine bottles. A Steinway Model D, their largest concert piano, was chosen as the inspiration for the case. Its shape allowed for two more 750 milliliter bottles. The exterior of the case will be black lacquer, hand rubbed, in the Steinway tradition. The inner surface of the case will undergo a chemical patination process. This will create a finish similar to a gold leaf that has developed a patina. The curved Black Walnut arm which holds the lid is inlaid with Paua Abalone shell.
Kent Parker Wood and Stone