Schmidt Grand Piano

Description (Brief):

This grand piano was made by Johann Schmidt in Salzburg, Austria around 1788. It is a beautiful example of the Austrian concert grand of Mozart’s and Haydn’s time, and is in playable condition. This piano has a compass of FF-f3, Viennese action with over dampers, leather over wood core hammers, brass and iron strings, double- and triple-strung, 1 hand stop: moderator, 2 knee levers: all dampers and treble dampers, wood frame, straight-strung, and a walnut veneered case.

Date Made: 1788

Maker: Schmidt, Johann

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Austria: Salzburg, Salzburg

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Hugo Worch

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.303536Catalog Number: 303536Accession Number: 62559

Object Name: piano

Physical Description: leather over wood cores (hammers: material)brass and iron (strings: material)wood (frame: material)walnut veneered (case: material)Measurements: overall: 11 in x 38 1/2 in x 84 in; 27.94 cm x 97.79 cm x 213.36 cm


Record Id: nmah_605939

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