Square Piano

Maker: Johann Jacob Seydel (ca. 1758–1806)
Date: 1792 or 1795
Geography: Vienna, Austria
Culture: Austrian
Medium: Mahogany, mahogany veneer, brass, iron, ivory, ebony, parchment, various materials
Dimensions: Case length (perpendicular to Keybd.): 58.0 cm Case width (parallel to keybd): 151.1 cm Case height (including legs): 80.7 cm Case depth (without legs or lid): 22.9 cm Sounding length of top string: 10.4 cm Sounding length of bottom strings: 131.3 cm Sounding length of c2 (shortest): 28.1 cm 3-octave span: 48.4 cm
Classification: Chordophone-Zither-struck-piano
Credit Line: Purchase, The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, by exchange, and Gift of Dr. Robert G. Thorpe, by exchange
Accession Number: 1978.372

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