Pleyel Grand Piano

Description (Brief)
This grand piano was made by Pleyel in Paris, France in 1866. It was sold by Pleyel to Sr. Martin y Salazar in Madrid, who brought it to Washington, DC. when he was the Spanish ambassador. Bought from the ambassador, it came to the Smithsonian from Mrs. Richard Kashe of Washington, DC. This piano is serial number 42423 and has a compass of AAA-a4, an English grand action, felt over 3 layers of leather hammers, single-, double-, and triple-strings, 2 pedals: una corda and dampers, an iron string plate frame with tension bars, straight-strung, and a rosewood veneer case.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Pleyel, Ignaz
Physical Description
felt (hammers: material)
iron (frame: material)
rosewood veneer (case: material)
Place Made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Richard Kashe
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