Upright Harp Piano

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Description (Brief)
This piano’s maker is unknown, but was made in the United States around 1850-1875. It is a harp piano, similar to the two Kuhn & Ridgeway uprights in the collection. This piano has a compass of CC-c5, tape-check action, felt (?) hammers, wound single-strings CC-FF#, wound double-strings GG-G, plain double-strings G#-c5, 2 pedals: keyboard shift (?) and dampers, metal frame on each side of the pin block, metal tension bar from pin block to lower frame with some wood in the lower frame, strings outside the case from the keyboard to the pin block, dark veneer lower case, an upper case which is heavily carved, gilded post on left with diagonal garland, and decorative metal on the bentside.
Currently not on view
Date made
Place Made
United States
overall: 91 1/4 in x 58 1/4 in x 24 in; 231.775 cm x 147.955 cm x 60.96 cm
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Gift of Mrs. J. Ryan Devereux
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Data Source
National Museum of American History