Done Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Joshua Done in London, England in 1780. Done was listed in Chancery Lane from 1792 to 1814 and according to the inscription on the nameboard: “Joshua Done, London, 1780” it would seem that this piano was made before Done moved to Chancery Lane. This piano has a compass of FF-f3, an English single action, leather hammers, double-strings throughout, tuning pins on the right, pinblock under the soundboard, 2 hand stops (1 missing): upper and lower dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1780
maker
Done, Joshua
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
MI*315757
catalog number
315757
accession number
65928
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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