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Upright (Giraffe) Piano

Date:
1810
Geography:
Austria
Culture:
Austrian
Medium:
Wood, various materials
Dimensions:
Case L. (perpendicular to keyboard): 55.3 cm (21-7/8 in.; W. parallel to keyboard): 115.8 cm (45-5/8 in.);H.: 199.5 cm (78-5/8 in.); 3-octave span: 47.7 cm (18-7/8 in.); Vibrating string L.: longest, ca.; 148.5 (58-1/2 in.); shortest: 4.6 cm (1-7/8 in.); c2: 27 cm (10-5/8 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-struck-piano
Credit Line:
Gift of Murtogh Guinness, 1979
Accession Number:
1980.218
Not on view
Marking: (Written in ink on nameplate) Johann Jacob Konnicke/Burger in Wien
Murtogh D. Guinness
Our Tuneful Heritage: American Musical Instruments from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exhibition catalogue., Brigham Young University. Provo, Utah, 1994.

Makers of the Piano, 1700-1820. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK, 1993, pg. 172.



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