Schmidt Grand Piano

Description (Brief)
This grand piano was made by Johann Schmidt in Salzburg, Austria around 1788. It is a beautiful example of the Austrian concert grand of Mozart’s and Haydn’s time, and is in playable condition. This piano has a compass of FF-f3, Viennese action with over dampers, leather over wood core hammers, brass and iron strings, double- and triple-strung, 1 hand stop: moderator, 2 knee levers: all dampers and treble dampers, wood frame, straight-strung, and a walnut veneered case.
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Object Name
date made
Schmidt, Johann
Physical Description
leather over wood cores (hammers: material)
brass and iron (strings: material)
wood (frame: material)
walnut veneered (case: material)
Place Made
Österreich: Salzburg, Salzburg
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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