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Square Piano

Manufacturer:
Thomas Loud Evenden (British, London 1792–1866 Philadelphia)
Date:
ca. 1815
Geography:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany case, brass, ivory naturals, ebony accidentals
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-struck-piano
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.2718
Not on view
This is the oldest extant piano by Thomas Loud Evenden, the venerable Philadelphia piano maker who would later be a founder of Loud & Brothers. The instrument has a mahogany case with four turned legs with brass collars and feet that may be later additions. The compass is FF-c4.
Marking: Signed on nameboard: Tho. L. Enden & Son, / FROM LONDON. / Philadelphia.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Makers of the Piano, 1700-1820. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK, 1993, pg. 192.

A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 11, ill.

American Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pg. 178, fig. 217, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 271.

Catalogue of Keyboard Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, pg. 173,175, ill.



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