Astor & Horwood Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Astor & Horwood in London, England around 1815-1822. George Peter Astor had a successful, piano, flute, and music publishing business at 79 Cornhill in London. After his death in 1813, Astor’s wife continued the firm until 1815, when Horwood took it over, and the business became Astor & Horwood until 1824. The piano is serial number 5881 and has a compass of FF-f4, English double action, brass and iron strings, double-strung, no stops or pedals, and a wood frame in a mahogany case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1815-1822
maker
Astor & Horwood
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
MI*094645
catalog number
094645
accession number
12481
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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