Steinway & Sons Grand Piano

Description (Brief)
This grand piano was made by Steinway & Sons in New York, New York in 1903. It was presented by Steinway & Sons to the White House in 1903 in gratitude to the family's adopted country. The piano was the main White House piano until 1937, when Steinway presented its serial number 300,000 piano to the White House. This piano is serial number 1000,000 and has a compass of AAA-c5, repetitive action, felt hammers, single-, double-, and triple-strings, 3 pedals: una corda, sostenuto, and dampers, one-piece iron frame, cross-strung, and a gilded and painted case by Thomas Dewing. The lid painting represents America receiving the Muses.
Location
Currently on loan
Object Name
piano
date made
1903
maker
Steinway & Sons
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
felt (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 40 in x 66 in x 108 in; 101.6 cm x 167.64 cm x 274.32 cm
bench: 20 in x 41 1/8 in x 20 3/8 in; 50.8 cm x 104.4575 cm x 51.7525 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
MI*379287
catalog number
379287
accession number
151351
subject
White House
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
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