Steinway & Sons Grand Piano

Description (Brief)
This piano was made by Steinway & Sons in New York in 1939. It was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague for the United States Pavilion at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. The piano, Model D concert grand, is serial number 295811. It has a compass of AAA-c5, Steinway accelerated action (replaced), felt hammers, one, two, or three strings per note, 3 pedals: una corda, sustention, and dampers, a one-piece iron frame, cross-strung, and a maple veneer case with gilded ornamentation.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1939
maker
Steinway and Sons
Physical Description
felt (overall material)
wood (overall material)
iron (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 40 in x 66 in x 108 in; 101.6 cm x 167.64 cm x 274.32 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
1989.0216.01
accession number
1989.0216
catalog number
1989.0216.01
subject
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
Credit Line
Transferred from General Services Administration
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