Loud & Brothers (working ca. 1822–1833)

Philadelphia, 1830

Mahogany, rosewood, maple, white pine

Gift of Sewell C. Biggs; 1992.87

American-made pianos represent the country’s independence from England with the production of both luxury and household goods. At the same time, local production of such costly instruments indicates the growth of American leisure and overall financial health in the early 1800s.