German Grand Piano

Description (Brief):

This grand piano was made in Germany about 1735. Its maker is unknown and some scholars think the piano is considerable later than 1735, as this piano has some similarities in construction detail to some German pianos around 1775. This piano has a compass of C-f3, jack action with hammer-heads toward the front, dampers are missing, leather on wood core hammers, brass and iron strings (not original), originally double-strings, but now double- and triple-strings, wood frame, straight-strung, and a cherry case with legs that are not original to the piano.

Date Made: 1725- ca 1735

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Hugo Worch

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.315750Accession Number: 65928Catalog Number: 315750

Object Name: piano

Physical Description: wood (frame: material)iron (strings: material)brass (strings: material)leather (hammers material)Measurements: overall: 8 in x 72 in x 33 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 182.88 cm x 85.09 cm


Record Id: nmah_605982

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