Broadwood & Son Upright Piano

Description (Brief)
This upright piano was made by John Broadwood & Sons in London, England around 1815. It is an upright grand in a rectangular case. The case stands on legs, and the entire instrument is over 8 feet tall. This piano is serial number 658 and has a compass of CC-c4, Broadwood upright action, leather hammers, triple-strings, 2 pedals on a lyre: keyboard shift, dampers (split pedal: Bass and treble dampers), wood frame with five iron bar braces, rosewood case on legs, and a silk front panel.
Currently not on view
Currently not on view
Currently not on view
date made
John Broadwood & Son
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
wood, silk (case: material)
wood, iron (frame material)
leather (hammers: material)
unknown (strings: material)
overall: 260 cm x 113.3 cm x 55.6 cm; 102 3/8 in x 44 5/8 in x 21 7/8 in
overall: 80 in x 46 in x 22 in; 203.2 cm x 116.84 cm x 55.88 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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