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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1789-1806
maker
Meincke and Pieter Meyer
Place Made
Nederland: Noord-Holland, Amsterdam
ID Number
MI.332305
catalog number
332305
accession number
94098
Credit Line
Hugo Worch
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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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