Square pianoforte by Johannes Zumpe

The keyboard has ivory naturals and ebony accidentals and the action is the standard type for Zumpe which eventually developed into that of the modern pianoforte.


Mahogany case
81 x 45.6 x 126.7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £4,000)
Acquired in:
William Shand Kydd

It is double strung throughout and has two hand-operated levers. The casework is entirely original including the lid and stand. It is the earliest square piano in England in its original condition.


Mrs Freda Shand Kydd, 1995; William Shand Kydd.

Venue details

St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments Niddry Street, Cowgate, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1NQ 0131 650 2806 www.ed.ac.uk

Entry details

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