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Collections > Musical Instruments > Square Piano
Square piano by Haxby of York, the mahogany case stringed and feathered in holly and boxwood, the fascia boards of satinwood cross-banded with kingwood and set with an oval plaque of sycamore with inked inscription: "HAXBY / YORK / Fecit 1794". The stand, with square-sectioned, tapering legs, also of mahogany with similar stringing, is probably twentieth century. The extreme treble and bass keys are marked inside the case in ink: "375 July 1794". Five octave keyboard, ivory naturals with ebony accidentals, the ivory keys double-lined with ink below the accidentals.
Size: Width: 154.5 cm; Depth: 54 cm; Height: 98 cm.
Artist / Maker: Haxby, York
Object Type: piano
Period: George III
Broad Date: Late Georgian
Actual Date: 1794
Century: 18th century
Materials: Mahogany, Ivory, Ebony, Holly, Box Wood, Satinwood, Kingwood, Sycamore
Museum Accession Number: 1963.535/M.Instr.18