Broadwood Square Piano

Description (Brief)
Made by Johannes Broadwood in London, England, in 1798. Because the name of the Broadwood company became “John Broadwood & Son” in 1794, it has been suggested that the 1798 date on the name board ought to be read 1793. The serial number 998 might suggest a date of c. 1788. This piano has a compass of FF-f3, an English single action, with underdampers, leather hammers, double-strings throughout, 1 hand stop: dampers (missing), wood frame, and an inlaid case with contrasting woods.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1798
maker
Broadwood, Johannes
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
MI*315667
catalog number
315667
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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