Nunns Upright Piano

Description (Brief)
This upright piano was made by Robert and William Nunns in New York, New York around 1832 (?) It is a short cabinet upright, about 61 inches high. Robert and his brother William emigrated from London to New York around 1821. Both worked for two years in the shop of Kearsing & Sons and two years later established the firm of Robert & William Nunns in 1823, manufacturing pianos both for themselves and for the company of Dubois & Stodart. This piano is serial number 502 and has a compass of FF-f4, tape-check action, leather hammers, double strings, 2 pedals: keyboard shift and dampers, wood frame, and a wood case with a silk paneled front.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Robert & William Nunns
Physical Description
silked front panel (case: material)
leather (hammers: material)
wood (frame: material)
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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