Chickering Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Jonas Chickering in Boston, Massachusetts in 1832. During this period, Chickering received capitalization from John Mackay, a wealthy Boston shipping merchant, who assisted also in expanding Chickering’s markets both in America and elsewhere. This piano is serial number 1129 and has a compass of FF-f4, an English double action, leather hammers, double-strings throughout, 2 pedals: all dampers and upper dampers, an iron string plate frame, and a mahogany case.
Object Name
piano
date made
1828-1832
maker
Chickering, Jonas
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
MI*70.19
catalog number
70.19
accession number
290543
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
Exhibition
Within These Walls
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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