Square piano


Among the fascinating exhibits is a “Square Piano” which was built in Stuttgart, Germany in 1835 by Richard Lipp and Sons. The firm was known for building high quality, durable instruments, which was just as well as this piano faced quite a journey in coming across the seas. In 1845 it was brought to Augusta by the Herring family when Mr Herring became the first Postmaster of Augusta. Imagine the genteel social occasions around this handsome piano.They would certainly be occasions when the ladies could wear some of their finery, including the beaded evening bag and mother-of-pearl visiting card case, also on display.

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Augusta WA 6290

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