Sometime back ( note Pete’s short hair ) we had the opportunity to restore Cole Porter’s piano which had been on display in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel since Cole had lived there. Our work had to be done on site due to the size of the piano and the hotel was reluctant to let it leave the hotel. Prior to the restoration , the piano was almost black and most of the oil painting underneath was barely visible. Careful cleaning and hand application of finish brought out the amazing details of this extraordinary work of art. As the photos reveal, the end result was spectacular.