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Schmidt Grand Piano

Schmidt Grand Piano

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Description (Brief)
This grand piano was made by Johann Schmidt in Salzburg, Austria around 1788. It is a beautiful example of the Austrian concert grand of Mozart’s and Haydn’s time, and is in playable condition. This piano has a compass of FF-f3, Viennese action with over dampers, leather over wood core hammers, brass and iron strings, double- and triple-strung, 1 hand stop: moderator, 2 knee levers: all dampers and treble dampers, wood frame, straight-strung, and a walnut veneered case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1788
maker
Schmidt, Johann
Place Made
Austria: Salzburg, Salzburg
Physical Description
leather over wood cores (hammers: material)
brass and iron (strings: material)
wood (frame: material)
walnut veneered (case: material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 38 1/2 in x 84 in; 27.94 cm x 97.79 cm x 213.36 cm
ID Number
MI.303536
catalog number
303536
accession number
62559
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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