Pianos & Organs Photos

Keyboard instruments used strings (pianos & harpsichords) or wind blowing over reeds or trumpet/flute-like apertures (organs).

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Harpsichords & Spinets Harpsichord by Andreas Ruckers of Antwerp in high drawing room at Traquair House. Scotland Harpsicord at Thomas Griswold House. Guilford, CT Spinet piano of olive wood made by Nicolas Blanchet of Paris at Angers Fine Arts Museum. Angers, France
Early Pianos Mahogany grand piano by John Broadwood & Sons of London, England in New York period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC Pianoforte by Erard Frères of Paris, owned & played by Hortense, wife of Louis Napoleon, King of Holland in his palace at Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam, NL Piano in library at Cheverny Chateau. Cheverny, France
Unusual Pianos Giraffe piano by Joseph Anton Knam of Vienna at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria Pyramid piano by Wachtl & Bleyer of Vienna at Bavarian National Museum. Munich, Germany Lyre piano by Benedictus Schleip of Berlin at Bavarian National Museum. Munich, Germany
Grand Pianos Baby grand piano by Victor Prouvé & Louis Majorelle cabinet containing instrument by Maison Erard from Nancy at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France Erard Grand piano in Sitting Room at The Elms. Newport, RI Willowwood piano painted by Phoebe Anna Traquair on Steinway case designed by Robert Lorimer at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
Square 6-leg Grand Pianos Mahogany pianoforte by Charles Taws of Philadelphia in West Virginia period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC Gibson & Davis square grand piano from New York City under mural wallpaper with Indian scene in Music Room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX Mahogany piano by Samuel Neilson of New York City in Kentucky period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC
Square 4-leg Grand Pianos Square grand piano made from wood of Connecticut's historic Charter Oak at Deep River Museum. Deep River, CT Square piano by Steinway & Sons of New York at John Wornall House Museum. Kansas City, MO Square piano by The American Piano Co. of New York at Baca Adobe House. Trinidad, CO
Upright Pianos Upright piano by Bryon Mauzy of San Francisco with bronze inlay showing Mission Dolores of SF at Mission Inn Museum. Riverside, CA Upright piano carved by François-Rupert Carabin for Henri Hertz manufacturer at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France Steinway upright piano with painted western scene once owned by Doheny family at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA
Player Pianos Hupfeld Phonoliszt Violina player piano with automatic violins at Deutsches Museum. Munich, Germany Player piano at Haas-Lilienthal House. San Francisco, CA Player piano at Menger Hotel. San Antonio, TX
Parlor Organs Reed organ by J. Estey Co. of Brattleboro, VT at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA Melodeon reed organ with foot-pedal pumps in sitting room at Lindenwald. Kinderhook, NY Parlor organ by Estey Organ Co. of Brattleboro, VT at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT
Entertainment Organs: Wurlitzer, street, circuses, theaters Horse heads against Wurlitzer organ at Bushnell Park Carousel. Hartford, CT Street organ on push cart by A. Eyser of Berlin at Deutsches Museum. Munich, Germany Royal American Shows Gavioli Band Organ replicates the sound of an 80-piece band at Circus World Museum. Baraboo, WI
Church & Public Organs in France Organ at Eglise Notre Dame de Pitie & St Elisabeth. Paris, France Organ in Cathedral. Strasbourg, France Organ at St-Sauveur Cathedral. Aix-en-Provence, France
Church & Public Organs in Germany Organ at St Mary's Church. Berlin, Germany Arp Schnitger organ largest Baroque organ in Europe over 34 illustration by Otto Wagenfeldt & Joachim Lundt created to portray the Bible for people who could not read in St Jacobi Church. Hamburg, Germany Organ details in Marienkirche. Stralsund, Germany
Church & Public Organs in Europe Organ at Sagrada Familia. Barcelona, Spain Organ console at Palau Güell. Barcelona, Spain Organ of Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland
Church & Public Organs in Scotland Gallery with sculpted plaster ceiling & organ at Fyvie Castle. Turriff, Scotland Organ concert crowds during lunchtime at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland Music room organ at House for an Art Lover. Glasgow, Scotland
Church & Public Organs in USA Organ & clock of Old North Church. Boston, MA Detail of organ pipes in First Protestant Church at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX First Church of Christ Scientist interior with organ pipes. San Diego, CA

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