Dulcken Grand Piano

Description (Brief)
This grand piano was made by Jean-Louis Dulcken in Munich, Germany around 1790. There is an inscription in ink on the soundboard, discovered during a restoration in 1985, that reads “Dulchen in München.” The piano also has a spurious Stein label on the soundboard. The piano has a compass of FF-g3, Viennese action, with back checks on rail, deerskin on wood core hammers, brass and iron strings, 2 strings for each note, 2 knee levers: both damper lifters, wood frame, straight-strung, and a cherry veneer case.
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Object Name
date made
Dulcken, Jean-Louis
Physical Description
deerskin on wood (hammers: material)
brass and iron (strings: material)
wood (frame: material)
cherry veneer (case: material)
Place Made
Deutschland: Bayern, Munich
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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