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Square pianoforte

Early English square piano (pianoforte) with a keyboard of 61 keys (five octaves F1-F6) placed on the longitudinal side of the rectangular, shallow case, and having the strings arranged diagonally across the case. Probable English single action, with soundboard, wrestplank and curved bridge located at the right side of the case (player's perspective).

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  • Inscriptions:Inlaid on name board: Johannes Pohlman Londini Fecit 1782 / Great Russell Street Bloomsbury
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:314.122 True board zithers with resonator box (box zither)
  • Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum