Square piano, Meincke en Pieter Meijer, c. 1805 - c. 1808

Square piano, Meincke en Pieter Meijer, c. 1805 - c. 1808

ebony (wood), h 86.0cm × w 173.0cm × d 61.0cm More details

Meyer’s square pianos evidence English influence in their exterior and three of the four pedals: pizzicato, forte, and crescendo. The round legs and the fourth pedal – a moderator that inserts leather tabs between the hammers and the string – are typically French. The Meyer brothers flourished in Amsterdam under French rule; three Meyer pianos were acquired for the royal residences.

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