Upright Piano

Collection Type

  • Musical instruments

Date

ca. 1881

GUSN

GUSN-5061

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

Descriptive Terms

upright pianos
carving (processes)
staining
ebony (color)
piercing
wood (plant material)
floral patterns
rose (genus)
weddings
Instrument, Keyboard
Piano
Piano, Upright
Ebonized
Rose
Pierced
Carved
Wedding
Piano, Upright

Inscription

Stenciled label inside keyboard cover ""Bluthner;"" stamped brass label inside hinged lid ""L. Bluthner K.S. Hof Fabribant.""

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Bluthner, L. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Leipzig, Germany

Dimensions

56.125 x 57.875 x 27.25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.475