Broadwood & Son Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by John Broadwood & Sons in London, England around 1825-1830. The inscription on the name board reads “John Broadwood & Sons. / Makers to His Majesty & The Princesses / Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, / London.” During the companies peak years, the 1820’s - 1850’s, the Broadwood became the exemplary “English piano,” played by all the famous musicians of the time. The piano has a compass of FF-f4, English jack action with escapement, leather hammers, double-strings, 2 pedals: damper and an uncertain action, a wood frame, and a mahogany case.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
John Broadwood & Son
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
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Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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