Steinway & Sons Grand Piano

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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.
Currently on loan
date made
Steinway & Sons
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
felt (overall material)
overall: 40 in x 66 in x 108 in; 101.6 cm x 167.64 cm x 274.32 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
White House
White House
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


Hi, I was wondering if you know who the artist was that painted the piano?

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