Kuhn & Ridgeway Upright Harp Piano

Description (Brief)
This piano was sold by Kuhn & Ridgeway in Baltimore, Maryland and was made in the 1850s. The piano is a “harp-piano,” whose case comes only slightly above the keyboard level revealing the strings and frame. This piano has a compass of CC-c5, standard upright action, felt (?) hammers, single- and double-strings, 2 pedals: keyboard shift and dampers, an iron string-plate top frame, straight-strung, and a gilded and decorated rosewood veneer case
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
Date made
1857
dealer
1857
dealer
Kuhn & Ridgeway
maker
Kuhn & Ridgeway
Physical Description
felt? (hammers: material)
iron string-plate (frame: material)
rosewood veneer (case: material)
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
dealer
Unlinked Place
ID Number
MI*299854
catalog number
299854
accession number
61285
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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