Piano

Collection Type

  • Musical instruments

Date

1788-1792

GUSN

GUSN-17320

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

Descriptive Terms

pianos
ebony (wood)
ivory (tooth component)
mahogany (wood)
metal
satinwood (wood)
Instrument, KeyboardPianoMahogany
Satinwood
Ebony
Vegetable Ivory
Unidentified Metal
Piano

Inscription

"LONGMAN & BRODERIP/ MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS/ No. 26 CHEAPSIDE & No. 13 HAYMARKET/ LONDON"

Maker

Longman & Broderip (Maker)

Location of Origin

London, England

Object Type

Musical T&E; Musical Instruments

Dimensions

34 x 22 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of John B. Morris Jr.

Accession Number

1952.160

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