Astor & Horwood Square Piano


This square piano was made by Astor & Horwood in London, England around 1815-1822. George Peter Astor had a successful, piano, flute, and music publishing business at 79 Cornhill in London. After his death in 1813, Astor’s wife continued the firm until 1815, when Horwood took it over, and the business became Astor & Horwood until 1824. The piano is serial number 5881 and has a compass of FF-f4, English double action, brass and iron strings, double-strung, no stops or pedals, and a wood frame in a mahogany case.

Date Made: 1815 - 1822

Maker: Astor & Horwood

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.094645Catalog Number: 94645Accession Number: 12481Serial Number: 5881

Object Name: piano

Physical Description: mahogany (overall material)brass (wires material)steel (wires material)Measurements: overall: 9 1/4 in x 67 1/8 in x 24 1/4 in; 23.495 cm x 170.4975 cm x 61.595 cm


Record Id: nmah_605826

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