Muller Giraffe Piano

Type: Giraffe Piano

Collection: Sweelinck Collection

Manufacturer: J.D Muller

Year: 1815

Geography: Amsterdam / Netherlands

Dimensions (cm): L=210 W=116 H=61

Current location: Not on display

Additional information

Keyboard width: FF-f4

Pedals: bassoon, moderator, double moderator, Janissary, una corda

Octaves: 6

Inscriptions

J.D. MULLER/in

Context: Giraffe pianos were made for the middle class who wanted a piano with the same range as a grand piano but did not have the floor space for one. Giraffe pianos were able to fill this desire with the case being built vertically to save on floor space. One still had to have the ceiling space for it.

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