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Grand Piano

Photograph by Will France
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Grand Piano

Manufacturer: Steinway & Sons (American, founded 1853)

Date: November 12, 1910
Medium: mahogany with ivory, metal, and string
Dimensions:
39 × 56 × 72 inches, 610 lb. (99.1 × 142.2 × 182.9 cm, 276.7 kg)
Classification: Musical T&E
Signed: Steinway & Sons (on key cover)
Credit Line: Gift of Nelda C. Stark, 1981
Object number: 61.4.1
Accession Number: 1979.70.1
Hugh Lenox Scott Appraisal: 103
DescriptionNew York Grand Model O Mahogany; Sketch 501 Louis XV case design, 5'10" in length; approximate net weight 610 lbs, 7 1/4 octaves (88 keys); veneered sides; hinged top; hinged key cover; three carved C-shaped legs; modified blunt arrow feet.
Provenance: W.H. Stark [1851-1936] and Miriam Lutcher Stark [Mrs. W.H. Stark, 1859-1936] [1] [2][3]; by inheritance to their son H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; by inheritance to his wife Nelda C. Stark [1909-1999]; gifted September 19, 1979 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to The W.H. Stark House | 1. Visible in the historic photographs of the W.H. Stark House | 2. Delivered from Steinway & Sons to Orange, Texas, on December 2, 1910 (see attached media for report) | 3. See 1921 American Appraisal Company Appraisal of Furnishing of the Residence of W.H. Stark Orange, Texas. Page 20 entry 2.
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