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GRAND PIANO

Made by: Steinway & Sons

On view in: Pavilion


About this object

Marjorie Merriweather Post purchased this mahogany, Louis XVI-style grand piano from Steinway & Sons in Manhattan on December 3, 1919. Immediately after its purchase, the piano was delivered to interior designer Baumgarten & Co. of New York, which may have executed the hand-painted medallions and carved decorations on the piano case.

The piano is painted with oval medallions in colors of winged putti and frieze panels with swags of flowers in colors and vine scrolls enclosing musical instrumentation. It has three elaborately carved standards.

Category:
sound devices
Object name:
GRAND PIANO
Made from:
Mahogany
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
1919
Size:
179.1 cm (70 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
33.185.1
Class:
FURNITURE
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTIONS Steinway & Sons New York; Capo d'Astro Pat. Duplex Scale Pat.; Patent Grand Construction; Steinway & Sons Trade Mark Registered U.S. Pat. Off; Steinway Foundry Casting; Tubular Metallic Action Frame Pat. [Inside piano] NUMBER 1500 11/4.K, 195766 [Inside piano]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973