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Grand Piano

Carl Bechstein (Gotha 1826–1900 Berlin)
ca. 1893
Berlin, Germany
Wood, metal, various materials
L. 219.5 cm (86-1/2 in.); W. 153.8 cm (60-5/8 in.); H. 99.5 cm including lid (39 in.); D. of case 35.5 cm w/o lid (14 in.); 3-octave span 49.2 cm (19-3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Schonberger Family Foundation, 1993
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: 1) (inlaid in brass over keyboard) C. Bechstein/Hof-Lieferant Maj. Des Kaisers u. Königs/Berlin;
2) (chalked on bottom)
serial number 28861;
3) (burned in soundboard at treble end of bridge) 7623;
4) (on refinished soundboard with untreated patch surrounding manufacturer' stencil) list of royal patrons and factory addresses;
5) (on gold-painted plate) cast-in trademarks
Schonberger Family Foundation
Ruth Laredo in Such Good Friends: Ruth Laredo plays Mendelssohn, Schumann & Brahms. CD. Recording., Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1998.

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