Steinway & Sons Grand Piano

Description (Brief)
This grand piano was made by Steinway & Sons in New York, New York, in 1857. It is one of the few known straight-strung Steinway grands, as after the cross-stringing patent of 1859, Steinway & Sons stopped making them. This piano is serial number 1199 and has a compass of AAA-a4, repetition action (probably not original), felt hammers, single-, double-, and triple-string, 2 pedals: una corda and dampers, an iron, single-piece frame, straight-strung, and a rosewood veneer case.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Steinway & Sons
Physical Description
felt (hammers: material)
iron (frame: material)
rosewood veneer (case: material)
overall: 100.3 cm x 136.4 cm x 242 cm; 39 1/2 in x 53 11/16 in x 95 1/4 in
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
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 Steinway & Sons Collection
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