Stewart & Chickering Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Stewart & Chickering in Boston, Massachusetts around 1823-1824. Seven square pianos made during the three years of the partnership between James Stewart and Jonas Chickering are known to exist. This piano has a compass of FF-c4, an English double action, leather hammers, double-strings throughout, 1 pedal (missing): dampers, an iron string plate frame, and a mahogany case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1823-1824
maker
Stewart & Chickering
Measurements
overall: 86.9 cm x 176 cm x 72.4 cm; 34 3/16 in x 69 5/16 in x 28 1/2 in
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
MI*315718
catalog number
315718
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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