Square piano

about 1805
Melchior Guante (German)


Object Place: Münster, Germany

Dimensions

Length 162.8 cm, width 55.1 cm, case height 15.8 cm, height with legs 73.6 cm (Length 64 1/8 in., width 21 11/16 in., case height 6 1/4 in., height with legs 29 in.)

Accession Number

1977.62

Medium or Technique

Oak

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Provenance

Before 1950, Emily B. Frazer, Columbus, Ohio. Family lore states that the piano was brought to the United States from Germany by Frazer's great-grandmother, to whom it had been a wedding present; about 1950-1955, sold by Emily B. Frazer to John Challis, New York; 1967, sold by John Challis to Edwin M. Ripin (1930-1975), Forest Hills, New York; 1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)

Credit Line

Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Gift of Frank and Ruth Yost