Whaites & Charters Square Piano

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Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Whaites & Charters in New York, New York around 1798-1804. Archibald Whaites and George Charters were partners in New York at 19 Barclay Street from 1796-1804. After the partnership dissolved, Whaites continued making pianos in New York while Charters went to Cincinnati and was known there from 1819 to 1825. This piano has a compass of FF-f3, single action, leather hammers, double-strings, first 10 notes wound, with tuning pins at the right, 1 hand stop: lute, 1 pedal (missing): dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany case.
Currently not on view
date made
Whaites & Charters
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
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Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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