Square Piano

Collection Type

  • Musical instruments

Date

1815-1825

GUSN

GUSN-52980

Description

Square piano [A] with stool [B] made by Thomas Tomkison. Piano case of mahogany veneer with rosewood crossbanding, brass moldings, two drawers, and rounded front corners. Nameboard of rosewood veneer with brass stringing, wood fretwork at each end, brass name plaque, and decorative brass stringing on cheeks. Six turned legs with brass collars and casters. Matching pedal leg for dampers. Compass: FF-c4 [5 and a half octaves]. Ivory naturals and ebony accidentals. English double action with dolly dampers. Piano stool [B], upholstered swivel seat. According to the donor this was the first piano in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pianos
mahogany (wood)
rosewood (wood)
brass (alloy)
ivory (tooth component)
ebony (wood)
Instrument, Keyboard
Piano
Piano, Square
Piano, Square

Inscription

"THOMAS TOMKISON/LONDON" (Stamped on brass plaque)
"T.TOMKISON/4897" (stamped)

Maker

Tomkison, Thomas (Maker)

Location of Origin

London, United Kingdom

Dimensions

25.433 x 11.614 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Given in memory of Frank M. Ferrin

Accession Number

1942.343AB

Places

London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)