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Piano

Description

Piano, Empire style. Rosewood veneer over unidentified secondary wood, ivory and ebony keys; metal pedals and strings. Stenciled gilt label on front "Chickering/ Boston." Four tapered, faceted columnar legs terminating in turned feet. Rippled heading on all three sides, above which is the keyboard, flanked by veneer insets further defined by beading. Plain rectangular music rack, which folds down and is covered by plain rectangular hood. Shaped metal pedals with acanthus leaf decoration are surmounted by lyre shaped support with applied ring decoration.

Details

Maker
Chickering (Maker)
Date
1849
Inscriptions
See description.
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Material
ebony (wood)
ivory (tooth component)
maple (wood)
rosewood (wood)
Object type
Musical T&E; Musical Instruments
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Ebony
ebony (wood)
Empire
Empire (style)
Felt
Instrument, Keyboard
ivory (tooth component)
maple (wood)
Piano
pianos
rosewood (wood)
Steel
Unidentified Metal
Vegetable Ivory
Dimensions
36 7/8 x 72 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1963.113A
GUSN
24743

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