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Piano-forte

1846
T. Gilbert and Company


Dimensions

Overall: 73.7 x 198.1 x 87.6 cm (29 x 78 x 34 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1977.954

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments

Piano from the Roswell Gleason House. Original 1846 receipt: “One Patent 4 Round Corner 7 Octave / Piano-forte No. 2810 with iron frame”

Provenance

August 29, 1846, purchased by Roswell Gleason from T. Gilbert & Co.; by descent in the family to Mary Bowker; partial gift/parital purchase by MFA from Mary Bowker in 1977.

1846 receipt for piano in Roswell Gleason family papers at the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. Bowker and museum purchase from the Period Room Restoration Fund