Pleyel Grand Piano

Pleyel Grand Piano

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
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
date made
Pleyel, Ignaz
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
felt (hammers: material)
iron (frame: material)
rosewood veneer (case: material)
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Richard Kashe
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