Ganer Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Christopher Ganer in London, England around 1780-1785. Ganer, like a number of other German harpsichord and piano makers, came to London to carry on his craft. All of the more than two dozen extant pianos attributed to Ganer are squares, and they are highly prized by collectors as having been well crafted. This piano is serial number 456, and has a compass of FF-f3, double (Schoene type) action, leather hammers, double-strings throughout, with tuning pins on right, 2 hand stops: dampers and lute, 2 pedals (later additions): moderator and swell, wood frame, and a mahogany case.
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Object Name
date made
Ganer, Christopher
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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