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Catalog Data

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
Object Name:
piano
Place made:
Germany
Date made:
1840-1860
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
Credit Line:
Gift of H. Richard Piet in memory of Harry R. Piet, Jr.
ID Number:
1992.0192.01
Accession number:
1992.0192
Catalog number:
1992.0192.01
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-61c7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_607135