Stein Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by André Stein in Vienna, Austria around 1830. Matthäus Andreas Stein, the twelfth child of the famous early piano maker Johann Andreas Stein, changed his middle name to the French form André in the early 1800s when he opened his own shop in Vienna. This piano is serial number 558 and has a compass of FF-f4, Viennese action, leather hammers, single-strings for first 3 notes, double-string for next 40, and triple-strings for the rest, with the tuning pins in the front, 2 pedals: moderator and dampers, wood frame, and a crotch mahogany veneer case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1829-1831
maker
Stein, Andre
Place Made
Österreich: Wien, Vienna
ID Number
MI*315659
catalog number
315659
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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