Hale Upright Piano

Hale Upright Piano

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Description (Brief)
This upright piano was made by in the United States by an unknown maker in the late 19th century. The piano has sometimes been doubtfully attributed to Jospeh P. Hale. This piano was highly decorated by Cottier of New York for Mrs. Gouverneur Morris. The inscription on the nameboard reads “AS MAY WITH SWEETNESS THROUGH MINE EAR DISSOLVE ME INTO ECSTASIES.” This piano is serial number 908 and has a compass of AAA - c5, standard upright action, felt hammers, single-. double-, and triple-strings, 2 pedals: a keyboard shift and dampers, an iron frame. pinblock is uncovered, and a highly decorated case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1875-1899
Physical Description
iron (frame: material)
felt (hammers: material)
Measurements
overall: 56 in x 61 in x 29 in; 142.24 cm x 154.94 cm x 73.66 cm
ID Number
MI.316176
catalog number
316176
accession number
66347
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Gouverneur Morris
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Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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