Rufner Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Gottlob Emanuel Hüfner in Nürnberg, Germany around 1785-1795. It is a very unusual square piano, called a “pantalon” because of its two sets of hammers. The bare hammers are used to play loud passages, and the leather-covered ones for soft passages. This piano has a compass of FF-g3, Prell action without escapement, uncovered wood hammers, and an oak case.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1780-1800
maker
Hüfner, Gottlob Emanuel
place made
Deutschland: Bayern, Nuremberg
ID Number
MI*332175
catalog number
332175
accession number
94056
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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