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Parlor Organ

2007.8 (RS85204)

Description

Upright walnut parlor organ, stepped pediment top, front features an applied pierced and carved frieze with small wood shelf below for holding music, slanted cover with two recessed geometric shapes, lid retracts into body, ivory keyboard and panel with eight labeled knobs, applied carved scrolled moldings down arms and sides with rosettes in relief, bottom is split into three panels each with a recessed shape, two large foot pedals in center.

Details

Maker
Prescott Organ Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
ca. 1875
Inscriptions
"Prescott Organ Co. / CONCORD, N.H." Knobs: "Sub Bass / Flute / Melodia / Forte / Celeste / Viola / Picolo / Gamba" (Paint)
Location of origin
Concord, NH; Pittsfield, NH; Chichester, NH
Object type
Musical T&E
Descriptive terms
ORGAN, PARLOR
People and organizations
Adams, Amanda Blake
Adams, Nathaniel, Mr.
Adams, Susan Foster
Mosow, Lois Adams
Vogt, Shirley Adams
Dimensions
45 in x 45 1/2 in x 24 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.8
GUSN
103401
Reference Notes
Historic New England Magazine, Summer 2008.

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