Sellers Square Piano

Sellers Square Piano

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This square piano was made by John Sellers in Alexandria, Virginia about 1810. The inscription on the piano reads “John SELLERS / Musical Instrument Maker / ALEXANDRIA.” This piano has a compass of FF-f3, an English single (Zumpe type), double-strings, 1 knee lever: dampers (?), wood frame, and a mahogany with light and dark stringing.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1808-1812
maker
Sellers, John
Place Made
United States: Virginia, Alexandria
ID Number
MI.317022
catalog number
317022
accession number
67012
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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