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Pianoforte

Maker:
Works attributed to John Geib Jr.
Maker:
Case attributed to the workshop of Duncan Phyfe (1770–1854)
Patentee:
Patented by John Geib and Son (1804–15)
Date:
1810–15
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, mahogany and rosewood veneers, satinwood, ivory, gilded gesso, brass with white pine, maple, ash
Dimensions:
35 1/2 x 72 x 30 in. (90.2 x 182.9 x 76.2 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Eric M. Wunsch, 1969
Accession Number:
69.259
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 725
Instruments such as this pianoforte represent one of the most challenging and complex forms of case furniture manufactured by cabinetmakers in early-nineteenth-century New York. The casework and carving on this example is of the very best quality.
Inscription: painted on nameboard: Patent. / John Geib & Son. / NEW-YORK; stamped in well to left of keyboard: 5414
Elizabeth Henderson; Eric Martin Wunsch, New York, until 1969
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