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Kuhn & Ridgeway Upright Harp Piano

Kuhn & Ridgeway Upright Harp Piano

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Description (Brief)
This upright piano made in the 1850s, was sold by Kuhn & Ridgeway in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a “harp-piano,” a type of upright grand piano in which the strings and framework protrude above the case This piano has a compass of CC-c5, standard upright, felt hammers, single- and double-strings, 2 pedals: keyboard shift and dampers, iron string-plate frame to level keys, straight-strung, and a gilded and decorated rosewood veneer case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1857
dealer
1850, 1875
dealer
Kuhn & Ridgeway
maker
Kuhn & Ridgeway
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Physical Description
felt (hammers: material)
iron string-plate to level of keys, lower part may be wood (frame: material)
rosewood veneer (case: material)
Measurements
overall: 89 1/4 in x 56 1/4 in x 30 1/2 in; 226.695 cm x 142.875 cm x 77.47 cm
ID Number
MI.326603
accession number
71651
catalog number
326603
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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