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Steinway & Sons Grand Piano

  • Steinway & Sons Grand Piano
  • Steinway & Sons Grand Piano
  • Steinway & Sons Grand Piano
  • Steinway & Sons Grand Piano
  • Steinway & Sons Grand Piano
  • Steinway & Sons Grand Piano
  • Steinway & Sons Grand Piano
  • Steinway & Sons Grand Piano
Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Description
This piano was made by Steinway & Sons in New York in 1939. It was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague for the United States Pavilion at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. The piano, Model D concert grand, is serial number 295811. It has a compass of AAA-c5, Steinway accelerated action (replaced), felt hammers, one, two, or three strings per note, 3 pedals: una corda, sustention, and dampers, a one-piece iron frame, cross-strung, and a maple veneer case with gilded ornamentation.
Location
Currently not on view
Maker
Steinway and Sons
Date Made
1939
Credit Line
Transferred from General Services Administration
Physical Description
felt (overall material)
wood (overall material)
iron (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 40 in x 66 in x 108 in; 101.6 cm x 167.64 cm x 274.32 cm
Object Type
piano