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Piano accordion (Continental model)

1950s
Galanti Accordion Company


Object Place: Mondaino, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 52.1 x 43.2 x 19.1 cm (20 1/2 x 17 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2016.580

Medium or Technique

Wood, plastic, metal, paperboard, textile

Not On View

Classifications

Aerophones

Body made of wood framing and covered with a thin veneer of celluloid. This unit has a rare reverse keyboard coloring where the sharp keys are black and the natural treble keys are black. The bellows have the Galanti treble clef logo imprinted on the surface to give the accordion more display presence.
Made with 4 treble reeds and 5 bass reeds. Considered a full sized 120 bass accordion. It is tuned LMMM yielding a triple musette tonal quality. It also has a palm master switch.

Inscription

Serial #56176

Provenance

About 2015, sold by a private collector in California to Paul Ramunni, Canaan, CT; 2016, sold by Paul Ramunni to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 9, 2016)

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund