Southwell Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by William Southwell in England around 1825. He was born in Ireland and made harpsichords, pianos, and harps in Dublin during the first part of his career. Southwell later opened shops in London and Liverpool. He remained in London until 1836, when he apparently retired in Dublin. This piano has a compass of FF-c4, an English double action, leather hammers, double-strings throughout, with tuning pins at rear, 1 pedal: dampers, wood frame, and a wood case.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Southwell, William
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
United Kingdom: England, Liverpool, Liverpool
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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