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Work Table Piano

Work Table Piano

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Description (Brief)
The maker of this piano is unknown, but it is thought to have been made in Germany or Austria in the 1840s. This is a small square piano contained in a work table, which has receptacles in the top of the case for sewing implements. Such multi-purpose instruments illustrate the importance of the piano to the training of women in the 19th century. The piano has a compass of F-f3, Viennese action, white leather on wood core hammers, iron strings, single- and double-strung, wood frame, and a rosewood case.
Location
Currently not on view (compartment)
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1840-1860
place made
Germany
Measurements
overall: 31 3/4 in x 30 1/2 in x 18 in; 80.645 cm x 77.47 cm x 45.72 cm
ID Number
1992.0192.01
accession number
1992.0192
catalog number
1992.0192.01
Credit Line
Gift of H. Richard Piet in memory of Harry R. Piet, Jr.
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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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