Pleyel Grand Piano

Pleyel Grand Piano

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Description
This grand piano was made by Pleyel in Paris, France in 1866. It was sold by Pleyel to Sr. Martin y Salazar in Madrid, who brought it to Washington, DC. when he was the Spanish ambassador. Bought from the ambassador, it came to the Smithsonian from Mrs. Richard Kashe of Washington, DC. This piano is serial number 42423 and has a compass of AAA-a4, an English grand action, felt over 3 layers of leather hammers, single-, double-, and triple-strings, 2 pedals: una corda and dampers, an iron string plate frame with tension bars, straight-strung, and a rosewood veneer case.
Object Name
piano
date made
1866
maker
Pleyel, Ignaz
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
felt (hammers: material)
iron (frame: material)
rosewood veneer (case: material)
ID Number
MI.73.40
accession number
304389
catalog number
73.40
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Richard Kashe
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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