Clementi & Co. Grand Piano

Description (Brief)
This grand piano was made by Clementi & Co. in London, England around 1810-1820. Muzio Clementi was chiefly known as a concert pianist, composer and teacher, but he was the co-founder of a firm of piano builders which included his name in a variety of arrangements between 1798 and his death in 1832. This piano is serial number 1008, and has a compass of CC-c4, an English action, leather hammers, brass and iron strings, double- and triple-strung, 2 pedals: una corda and damper, wood frame with two iron bars in treble (probably not original), straight-strung, and a walnut veneer case (legs probably not original).
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Clementi & Co.
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
brass , iron, 2, or 3 strings per note (strings material)
walnut veneer (case material)
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
serial number
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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