Meyer Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Meincke and Peter Meyer in Amsterdam, Hollandaround 1789-1800. Meincke and Peter were makers in Amsterdam and, later, in Hamburg. The Amsterdam establishment began in 1779 after Meincke’s death. His sons, Meincke Andries and Jan Lodewijk took over the firm with Peter. This piano has a compass of FF-f3, single (Zumpe) action, leather hammers, double-strings throughout, first 5 notes are wound, tuning pins on the right, 2 hand stops: lute and dampers, wood frame, and a wood case.
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Object Name
date made
Meincke and Pieter Meyer
Place Made
Nederland: Noord-Holland, Amsterdam
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Music & Musical Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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