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H5314 Pianoforte with accessories, upright, elaborate fretwork panels, rosewood / mahogany / silk / felt / ivory / ebony / brass / metal, made by Holdernesse & Holdernesse, London, England, 1856 - 1880. Click to enlarge.

Upright pianoforte made by Holdernesse & Holdernesse

Made
Upright pianoforte, rosewood/mahogany/silk/ivory/ebony, Holdernesse & Holdernesse, London, 1856-1880.

Upright piano by Holdernesse & Holdernesse, London, veneered rosewood on a mahogany frame, the keyboard is supported by two front legs on casters, turned wood, hexagonal in shape. The front to the soundboard is divided into 3 panels, the centre of pleated pink silk and the side panels of pierced fretwork in foliate designs, backed with pink silk, with applied floral carvings between panels.

Summary

Object No.

H5314

Object Statement

Pianoforte with accessories, upright, elaborate fretwork panels, rosewood / mahogany / silk / felt / ivory / ebony / brass / metal, made by Holdernesse & Holdernesse, London, England, 1856 - 1880

Physical Description

Upright pianoforte, rosewood/mahogany/silk/ivory/ebony, Holdernesse & Holdernesse, London, 1856-1880.

Upright piano by Holdernesse & Holdernesse, London, veneered rosewood on a mahogany frame, the keyboard is supported by two front legs on casters, turned wood, hexagonal in shape. The front to the soundboard is divided into 3 panels, the centre of pleated pink silk and the side panels of pierced fretwork in foliate designs, backed with pink silk, with applied floral carvings between panels.

Keyboard of ebony and ivory with a serpentine shaped, half-folding lid, veneered on both sides and featuring a folding music stand with brass turn catches and two elaborate candle stands with fretwork fronts. Features two wooden pedals, and a 6 1/2 octave range. A gilt printed paper label on the nameboard reads: "Patent Holdernesse & Holdernesse no. 444, New Oxford Street, London".

Marks

Manufacturers label, on nameboard, gilt printed paper: "PATENT/ HOLDERNESSE AND HOLDERNESSE/ No. 444,/ NEW OXFORD STREET,/ LONDON".

Dimensions

Height

1485 mm

Width

1315 mm

Depth

660 mm

Production

Notes

According to London trade directories although the Holdernesse name had been used in association with pianos since the early 1840s it was not until 1856 that the title Holdernesse and Holdernesse was used at the address described on this piano, 444 Oxford Street, London. The company appears at this address until about 1880.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Miss CB Brown, 1954

Acquisition Date

7 September 1954

Cite this Object

Harvard

Upright pianoforte made by Holdernesse & Holdernesse 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 September 2021, <https://ma.as/242927>

Wikipedia

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