Culliford, Rolfe & Barrow Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Culliford, Rolfe & Barrow in London, England around 1795-1797. A penciled inscription on the back of the name board dates the piano at 1788, but the date on which that inscription was entered is not certain. Good evidence indicates that the partnership lasted only between 1795 and 1797. This piano is serial number 3117 and has a compass of FF-f3, an English double action, leather hammers, double-strings throughout, with tuning pins on right, 2 hand stops: treble dampers missing) and bass dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1788-1790
maker
Culliford, Rolfe & Barrow
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
MI*315664
catalog number
315664
accession number
58488
subject
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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