Bent Square Piano


This square piano was made by William and Adam Bent in Boston, Massachusetts around 1800. William’s brother Adam joined him on Orange Street about the same time and the firm seems to have existed until 1807, when Adam left to become a land speculator in Boston. William continued on Newbury Street 1809, when he went to Philadelphia. This piano has a compass of FF-f3, single (Zumpe) action, leather hammers, double-strings, 1 hand stop: dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany case.

Date Made: 1798-1802

Maker: William and Adam Bent

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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Credit Line: Gift of Hugo Worch

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.299851Catalog Number: 299851Accession Number: 61285

Object Name: piano


Record Id: nmah_605834

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