Rolfe & Co. Square Piano

Rolfe & Co. Square Piano

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Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by William Rolfe & Co. in London, England around 1820. Rolfe made pianos in London at 112 Cheapside from 1785 to about 1828. His two sons, Nicholas and Thomas H. joined Rolfe, and in 1814 they became the firm of William Rolfe & Sons (also William Rolfe & Company). This piano is serial number 6699 and has a compass of FF-c4, an English double action, leather hammers, double-strings, with tuning pins on right, 1 pedal: dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany (?) case.
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Object Name
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William Rolfe & Co.
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
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Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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National Museum of American History
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