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H5081 Upright pianoforte, timber, metal & ivory, Searle, London, England, 1834.. Click to enlarge.

English upright pianoforte

Made
Upright pianoforte, timber, metal & ivory, Searle, London, England, 1834.

Compass six octaves (FF-f''''); straight strung; bichord throughout with 13 lowest bass notes covered; unusal stringing with pairs of strings hitched on a common bar which in turn is embedded in the frame; modified sticker action so hammers are not far above level of keys; hammers light and felt-covered; moulded keyfronts.

Cedar case veneered in mahogany.

Summary

Object No.

H5081

Object Statement

Upright pianoforte, timber, metal & ivory, Searle, London, England, 1834.

Physical Description

Upright pianoforte, timber, metal & ivory, Searle, London, England, 1834.

Compass six octaves (FF-f''''); straight strung; bichord throughout with 13 lowest bass notes covered; unusal stringing with pairs of strings hitched on a common bar which in turn is embedded in the frame; modified sticker action so hammers are not far above level of keys; hammers light and felt-covered; moulded keyfronts.

Cedar case veneered in mahogany.

Marks

Date 7/12/34 written under the top natural key.

Dimensions

Height

950 mm

Width

1120 mm

Depth

560 mm

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1950

Acquisition Date

19 July 1950

Cite this Object

Harvard

English upright pianoforte 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 May 2022, <https://ma.as/241811>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/241811 |title=English upright pianoforte |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=24 May 2022 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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