Kearsing & Sons Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by John Kearsing & Sons in New York, New York about 1808. Kearsing and several sons came to New York from London around 1804 and established the firm that same year. The partnership lasted until 1809, when it became John Kearsing & Son until 1816. This piano has a compass of FF-c4, and English double action, leather or felt with leather cover hammers, double-strings throughout, first 10 notes are wound, tuning pins on the right, 1 pedal: dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1806-1808
maker
John Kearsing & Sons
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
MI*315693
catalog number
315693
accession number
58488
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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
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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