Albrecht Upright Piano

Albrecht Upright Piano

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This upright piano was made by Christian Frederick Ludwig Albrecht in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1835. It is a “cabinet piano,” about 6 feet tall, in a rectangular case that reaches to the floor. Christian F.L. Albrecht was trained as a cabinetmaker and apparently improved his income from the piano trade by cabinetry. This piano has a compass of FF-f3, an English sticker action, leather (?) hammers, double- and triple-strings, 3 pedals: keyboard shift, moderator, and dampers, wood frame, and a wood case, gilded with columns and a silk top panel.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1835
Albrecht, Christian Friedrich Ludwig
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
silked top panel (case: material)
wood (frame: material)
leather? (hammers: material)
overall: 76 3/4 in x 46 in x 24 1/2 in; 194.945 cm x 116.84 cm x 62.23 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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