Bornhoeft Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This piano was made by John Bornhoeft in New York, New York around 1845-1850. This is the only known instrument by this maker. This piano has a compass of CC-c5, single-strings for first 6 notes, the rest are double-strings, 2 pedals: dampers and moderator, an iron string plate frame, and a rosewood case with an elaborately carved stand.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1845-1850
maker
Bornhoeft, John
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
MI*303524
catalog number
303524
accession number
62559
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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