square boudoir piano

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

square boudoir piano

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 31 Simple chordophones or zithers / 314 Board zithers / 314.1 True board zithers / 314.12 With resonator / 314.122 With resonator box (box zither) / 314.122-4-8 True board zithers with resonator box (box zither) sounded by hammers or beaters, with keyboard

Piano maker: Caspar Amberg

Date: ca. 1811

Village / Town: Vienna

Country: Austria-Hungary / present-day Austria

Owner: Andrzej Szwalbe Collection, Ostromecko Palace near Bydgoszcz. Bought in 1978 from Tatiana Ładosz-Sarna, Warsaw

Inventory number: PN-VI-60-88

Description: rosewood veneered. Straight-, double strung with front hitch pin block. Viennese action with rack dampers. Legs, case cover and damper rack missing

Inscriptions: on the nameboard a rectangular nameplate of white glass: Caspar Amberg / IN WIEN.

Measurements: height 170, width 720, depth 480 mm

Materials: wood, metal, animal bone

Keyboard compass, stops: F-c3 – 3½ octaves, one knee stop – dampers

Catalog card by: Benjamin Vogel

Bibliography: B. Vogel, Kolekcja zabytkowych fortepianów Filharmonii Pomorskiej, (Bydgoszcz, 11980, 21987), p. 50; R. Hopfner, Wiener Musikinstrumentenmacher 1766-1900, (Tutzing 1999), p. 29

<< Back