German Grand Piano

Description (Brief)
This grand piano was made in Germany about 1735. Its maker is unknown and some scholars think the piano is considerable later than 1735, as this piano has some similarities in construction detail to some German pianos around 1775. This piano has a compass of C-f3, jack action with hammer-heads toward the front, dampers are missing, leather on wood core hammers, brass and iron strings (not original), originally double-strings, but now double- and triple-strings, wood frame, straight-strung, and a cherry case with legs that are not original to the piano.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
Date made
1725- ca 1735
maker
unknown
Physical Description
wood (frame: material)
iron (strings: material)
brass (strings: material)
leather (hammers material)
place made
Germany
ID Number
MI*315750
accession number
65928
catalog number
315750
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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