Wornum Upright Piano

Description (Brief)
This upright piano was made by Robert Wornum in London, England about 1814. It is a tall cabinet upright, almost 6 feet tall. The nameboard inscription reads “New Harmonic & Cabinet Piano Forts / Robert Wornum late Wilkinson & Wornum / N°. 42 Wigmore Street Cavendish Square & N°. 3 Welbeck Street London” This piano is serial number 122 and a compass of FF-f4, long English sticker action, escapement at bottom, leather hammers, triple-strings, 2 pedals: keyboard shift and dampers, wood frame, straight-strung, and a wood case with a front silk panel.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1813-1815
maker
Wornum, Jr., Robert
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
iron (strings material)
leather (hammers material)
wood (frame: material)
silk (case;l material)
Measurements
overall: 58 1/4 in x 42 1/4 in x 21 1/2 in; 147.955 cm x 107.315 cm x 54.61 cm
ID Number
MI.317023
accession number
67012
catalog number
317023
serial number
122
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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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

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