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    Artist Name:

    Hallet, Davis and Company

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    Boston, 1850–1957






    Ebonized cherry, spruce, ash, bird's eye maple, ivory, ebony, and various metals


    95 x 82 1/2 x 31 3/4 inches

    Credit Line:

    Virginia Carroll Crawford Collection

    Accession Number:


    On View - Stent Family Wing,Third Level, Gallery 303
    Created for the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition in Philadelphia, this piano was intended to impress the critics. One described it as “the most elaborately constructed instrument of its kind in the exhibition.” Pianos such as this were valued more as expressions of wealth and symbols of sophisticated artistic taste than for their tonal quality.

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