Work Table Piano

Description (Brief):

The maker of this piano is unknown, but it is thought to have been made in Germany or Austria in the 1840s. This is a small square piano contained in a work table, which has receptacles in the top of the case for sewing implements. Such multi-purpose instruments illustrate the importance of the piano to the training of women in the 19th century. The piano has a compass of F-f3, Viennese action, white leather on wood core hammers, iron strings, single- and double-strung, wood frame, and a rosewood case.

Date Made: 1840-1860

Location: Currently not on view (box of parts; compartment)

Place Made: Germany

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Credit Line: Gift of H. Richard Piet in memory of Harry R. Piet, Jr.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1992.0192.01Accession Number: 1992.0192Catalog Number: 1992.0192.01

Object Name: piano

Measurements: overall: 31 3/4 in x 30 1/2 in x 18 in; 80.645 cm x 77.47 cm x 45.72 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-61c7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_607135

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