Commissioned by Steinway & Sons in 1988 as the 500,001st piano, Vines of Morning Glory was created by master marquetry artist Silas Kopf. The case is adorned with seven individual pictures of morning glory vines with very large white blooms on a background of laurel burl, bordered with an ebony inlay. Each of these extraordinary pictures is unique, with the two on either side of the keybed cut to fit the shape of the legs and arms. The backdrop to this septet of images is a very rich walnut burl wood, trimmed with a holly inlay that reflects the white of the keys. The split legs create an organic, V-shape silhouette that emulate the shapes of the arching vines, tying this charming aesthetic together.