Stein Grand Piano

Description (Brief)
This grand piano was made by André Stein in Vienna, Austria around 1824-1826. 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 has a compass of FF-f4, Viennese action, without checks, leather hammers, brass strings, double- or triple-strings for each note, 4 pedals: keyboard shift, bassoon, moderator, and dampers, wood frame, straight-strung, and a mahogany case in the Empire style.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1824-1826
maker
Stein, Andre
Physical Description
leather (hammers: material)
brass (strings: material)
wood (frame: material)
mahogany veneer (case: material)
Place Made
Österreich: Wien, Vienna
ID Number
MI*316467
catalog number
316467
accession number
66705
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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