J.C. Schleip Lyre Piano

Type: Lyre Piano

Collection: Sweelinck Collection

Manufacturer: Schleip, Johann Christian

Year: c.1830

Geography: Berlin / Germany

Dimensions (cm): L=59 W=125 H=225

Current location: On display at Huize Kolthoorn

General description: Upright fortepiano in lyra-form case raised on four scrolling legs with lion's paws to the front.

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Additional information

Keyboard width: CC-a4

Pedals: keyboard shift, bassoon, damping

Inscriptions

J.C. Schleip in Berlin

Decorative features: This piano was one of the first to use tropical wood for hammer shanks.

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