This is Laurent, he’s here tuning my Steck,

When I discovered this beauty, it was a wreck…

Untouched, unloved, and covered in paint,

Underneath which we found some work of restraint.

The design of this stunning baby grand piano,

Unmistakably dates it to the age of Art Deco.

I’m told by Helen, who has one just the same,

That Peter Gabriel played one when he shot to fame.

© Text / Image Caro Ness 2016