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Organized piano

Inscription

Engraved on brass plaque on nameboard: A. Babcock / Boston; stamped on d' keylever, keyframe, and under keyslip: 570: stamped at left end of keywell: 570 [with the numeral "5" stamped over a "4"]; decal in three places: H. W. BERRY / Kranich and Bach Pianos / And E. P. NEEDHAM & SONS / Silver Tongue Parlor Organs / Warerooms 915(?) Washington Street / BOSTON

Provenance

About 1988, sold by Charles Whittier, an antiques dealer, Bethlehem, New Hampshire, to Paul Knoke, III, Rochester, New York; 1993, sold by Knoke to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 17, 1993)

Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund

about 1829

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

1993.688

Medium or Technique

Rosewood

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones