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Upright Cabinet Piano

Maker:
Firth, Hall & Pond (American, New York)
Date:
1835
Geography:
New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wood, various materials
Dimensions:
Case L. (perpendicular to the keyboard): 60.5 cm (23-7/8 in.); W.: (parallel to keyboard): 120 cm (47-1/4 in.): Total H.: 215.5 cm (84-7/8 in.); 3 octave W.: 49 cm (19-3/8 in.); String L.: longest - 146.3 cm (57-5/8 in.), shortest - 5.7 cm (2-1/4 in.); c2: 29 cm (11-1/2 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-struck-piano
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Justine Watson, 1944
Accession Number:
44.57
Not on view
Marking: 1. (paper engraving on nameboard) Firth, Hall & Pond/Franklin 1 Square/New-York/W.F. Harrison sci

2. (stamped behind nameboard) 337

3. (lock stamped) Patent [and] T. Cadwallader

4. (and engraved) Bought by Anson Baker/from Firth, Hall & Pond/1835

5. (and scratched) 337

6. (printed on torn card on back of silk panel) Thos. Dunham/
Practic.../Piano.../ (written) #222. E..../New-...
Miss Justine Watson
Makers of the Piano, 1820-1860: Volume 2. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK, 1999, pg. 132.

A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 12.

Keynotes: Two Centuries of Piano Design. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pg. 26, fig. 17.

American Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pg. 24, fig. 11, ill.

"Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1978), Vol. XXXV, No. 3, pg. 46-47, ill.



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