William Crowell (American, active Mount Vernon, New Hampshire 1830–after 1852, Mount Vernon)
Wood, various materials
H.: 207 cm (81-1/2 in.); D.: 71.5 cm (28-5/8 in.); W.: 136.5 cm (53-3/4 in.)
Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1974
Not on view
Inscription: During restoration in August 1978, the following pencil inscription was found on the front of the windchest: Wm Crowell - Mt. Vernon N.H. Nov 28 - 1852. This date is later than the original estimate but is more in keeping with the style of the case.
Marking: (On nameboard) Wm. Crowell, Montvernon
A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 16.
"Keyboard Instruments." Summer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1989), Vol. 47, No. 1, pg. 55, ill.
American Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pg. 31, fig. 17, ill.