Chickering Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Chickering in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850. It is a fine example of a mid-19th century square and is in playable condition. This piano is serial number 10683 and has a compass of CC-c5, an English double action, leather hammers, single-strings for the first 5 notes, double-strings for the rest, 2 pedals: dampers and moderator, an iron frame, and a rosewood case.
Object Name
piano
date made
1850
maker
Chickering, Jonas
Measurements
overall: 94 cm x 193.1 cm x 94.1 cm; 37 in x 76 in x 37 1/16 in
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
MI*68.05
catalog number
68.05
accession number
275480
subject
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Pianos
Exhibition
Engines of Change
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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