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Upright Piano

1971.475 (RS116283)

Description

Upright piano, rectangular case, two front paw feet on platform base, cabriole leg with cluster of roses carved in high relief at knee supports. Keyboard area has a pierced wood screen at front of sounding board and is flanked by two-branched gilt metal sconces. Horizontal gilt handles on either side case.

Details

Maker
Bluthner, L. (Maker)
Date
ca. 1881
Inscriptions
Stenciled label inside keyboard cover ""Bluthner;"" stamped brass label inside hinged lid ""L. Bluthner K.S. Hof Fabribant.""
Location of origin
Leipzig, Germany
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
carving (processes)
ebony (color)
piercing
staining
wood (plant material)
Object type
Musical T&E; Musical Instruments
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Ebonized
ebony (color)
floral patterns
Instrument, Keyboard
Piano
Piano, Upright
Pierced
piercing
Rose
rose (genus)
staining
upright pianos
Wedding
weddings
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
56.125 x 57.875 x 27.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.475
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5061

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