Revival Style Piano
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piano, manufactured in New York, exhibits design elements of Classical
would the lyre and the pineapple be good classical symbols to decorate
square body and sturdy column
legs are typical of Classical Revival.
design is a symbol of Apollo, the god of song and music.
leaves twist around the legs, and a frieze
leaves and buds form the decoration above and below the piano keys.
symbol of hospitality, fills a vase.
side of the vases are eagles, the symbol of the United States, serving
as capitals (decorative column-tops) on the front legs.
gold decoration is gilt
decals and ormolu.
You can read about the owner, Helen
Gilchrist on the family farm in western Illinois, and a
story 'told by' the piano.