Jenkins Square Piano

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Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by James Jenkins in Baltimore, Maryland around 1822-1825. James and his brother Jason were known in Baltimore as cabinets makers from 1815-1821. Jason retired in 1821, and James continued until 1837 as a furniture maker. James Jenkins might have made this piano or it might have been made by someone else for Jenkins to sell, which was a common practice. This piano has a compass of FF-f4, an English double action, double-strings throughout, the first 3 notes are wound, tuning pins on the right, 1 pedal: dampers (?), wood frame, and a mahogany case.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1822-1825
maker
Jenkins, James
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
ID Number
MI.315708
catalog number
315708
accession number
58488
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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