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Piano

Description

Piano with rectangular body containing keyboard and sound board supported by conforming base with four tapered legs. Hinged cover reveals keyboard with 36 ivory keys and 25 ebony sharps and music rack when open. Stringing edges top as well as front and sides. Legs connected by H-stretcher. Small shaped bracket at junction of case and legs. Oval porcelain medallion above keyboard with inscription--see inscription.

Details

Maker
Longman & Broderip (Maker)
Date
1788-1792
Inscriptions
"LONGMAN & BRODERIP/ MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS/ No. 26 CHEAPSIDE & No. 13 HAYMARKET/ LONDON"
Location of origin
London, England
Material
ebony (wood)
ivory (tooth component)
mahogany (wood)
metal
satinwood (wood)
Object type
Musical T&E; Musical Instruments
Places
London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)
Descriptive terms
Ebony
ebony (wood)
Instrument, Keyboard
ivory (tooth component)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
metal
Piano
pianos
Satinwood
satinwood (wood)
Unidentified Metal
Vegetable Ivory
Dimensions
34 x 22 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1952.160
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Morris Jr.
GUSN
17320

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