Rolfe & Co. Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by William Rolfe & Co. in London, England around 1820. Rolfe made pianos in London at 112 Cheapside from 1785 to about 1828. His two sons, Nicholas and Thomas H. joined Rolfe, and in 1814 they became the firm of William Rolfe & Sons (also William Rolfe & Company). This piano is serial number 6699 and has a compass of FF-c4, an English double action, leather hammers, double-strings, with tuning pins on right, 1 pedal: dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany (?) case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1819-1821
maker
William Rolfe & Co.
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
MI*315666a
catalog number
315666a
accession number
58488
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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