The piano from ‘The Piano’

We’ve seen plenty of cool film memorabilia emerge on Trade Me over the years. The latest gem was a piano from the 1993 film The Piano which catapulted Anna Paquin into New Zealand film folklore.

The Piano won three academy awards including Paquin’s best supporting actress nod at the tender age of 11.

This auction was for the piano used in the movie’s ‘beach scene’ where the piano, Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin sat on a wild West Coast beach awaiting their new life in New Zealand.

Unfortunately the buyer of this auction wasn’t going to hear quite as much as in the film – this piano has no working parts but it is still pretty awesome to look at.

As the Herald reported, it looks like there was a mix-up at the seller’s end and they withdrew the sale – we’re hoping to see it back onsite again soon.