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H7499 Square pianoforte, timber, metal & ivory, Robert Wolf, London, c.1840.. Click to enlarge.

Square pianoforte made by Robert Wolf

Made
  • c 1840
Square pianoforte, timber, metal & ivory, Robert Wolf, London, c.1840.

Six octave compass (F' to f4); grasshopper action; 10 single wound strings, 10 bichord, remainder uncovered bichord, all held at one end by tuning pins with rectangular heads and individually hitched at the other; bass strings cross the treble strings to enable greater length, an advanced feature for the period. Felt covered hammers.

Mahogany case with rosewood veneer on nameboard

Summary

Object No.

H7499

Object Statement

Square pianoforte, timber, metal & ivory, Robert Wolf, London, c.1840.

Physical Description

Square pianoforte, timber, metal & ivory, Robert Wolf, London, c.1840.

Six octave compass (F' to f4); grasshopper action; 10 single wound strings, 10 bichord, remainder uncovered bichord, all held at one end by tuning pins with rectangular heads and individually hitched at the other; bass strings cross the treble strings to enable greater length, an advanced feature for the period. Felt covered hammers.

Mahogany case with rosewood veneer on nameboard

Marks

Marked: Successors to Gerock, Astor & Co. No. 79 Cornhill, London.

No. 100 stamped on wrestplank.

Inscription in case states that instrument was sold by F. Ellard, Sydney, on 22nd March, 1841.

Dimensions

Height

900 mm

Width

1820 mm

Depth

830 mm

Production

Made

  • c 1840

History

Notes

Inscription in case states that instrument was sold by F. Ellard, Sydney, on 22nd March, 1841.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of F C Thompson, 1964

Acquisition Date

12 June 1964

Cite this Object

Harvard

Square pianoforte made by Robert Wolf 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 6 August 2021, <https://ma.as/248639>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/248639 |title=Square pianoforte made by Robert Wolf |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=6 August 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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