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Vogel Grand Piano

Vogel Grand Piano

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Description (Brief)
This grand piano was made by Sebestyén Antal Vogel around 1812. Vogel was a Hungarian furniture maker whose factory in Pest brought him much renown. This piano was possibly a gift to Beethoven, as it is inscribed “Louis Van Beethoven / S.A. Vogel Möbelfabrich / in Pest. No 152A.” The piano has a compass of FF-f3, Viennese action, brass and steel strings, double- and triple-strung, 5 pedals: Janissary, bassoon (stop missing), moderator (stop missing), dampers, and keyboard shift. The piano has a wood frame, straight-strung, with a walnut or fruitwood veneer case.
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Object Name
date made
Vogel, S. A.
Place Made
Hungary: Budapest, Budapest
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
steel (overall material)
brass (overall material)
leather (overall material)
overall: 13 1/2 in x 46 1/2 in x 88 in; 34.29 cm x 118.11 cm x 223.52 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Christl and Otto J. Patzau
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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