Stein Square Piano

Stein Square Piano

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by André Stein in Vienna, Austria around 1830. Matthäus Andreas Stein, the twelfth child of the famous early piano maker Johann Andreas Stein, changed his middle name to the French form André in the early 1800s when he opened his own shop in Vienna. This piano is serial number 558 and has a compass of FF-f4, Viennese action, leather hammers, single-strings for first 3 notes, double-string for next 40, and triple-strings for the rest, with the tuning pins in the front, 2 pedals: moderator and dampers, wood frame, and a crotch mahogany veneer case.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Stein, Andre
Place Made
Austria: Vienna state, Vienna
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.


Add a comment about this object