Erard Frères Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Erard Frères in Paris, France in 1799. Sébastien Erard came from Strasbourg to Paris in 1781 and received a license to build musical instruments four years later. He entered a partnership with his brother Jean-Baptiste in 1788. This piano is serial number 4071 and has a compass of FF-c4, an Erard “à double pilotes” action, leather hammers, triple-strings throughout, with tuning pins on right, 3 knee levers: moderator, dampers, and nag’s head swell, wood frame, and a cherry case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1799
maker
Erard Freres & Co.
Place Made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
MI*315677
catalog number
315677
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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