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American Enharmonic Harmonium, James Paul White, Springfield, 1883

Auction:
3051B
Lot:
1
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

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Auction:
Musical Instruments - 3051B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 19, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

American Enharmonic Harmonium, James Paul White, Springfield, 1883, the plaque engraved Harmon No. 3./Jas. Paul White,/Inventor and Maker./1883., bearing the maker's inscription on the reverse of back panel, ht. 57, wd. 38 1/2, dp. 24 1/2 in.

Provenance: The New England Conservatory of Music.

Literature: Barbieri, Patrizio, Enharmonic: Instruments and Music 1470-1900; Burnett, Elizabeth, A Catalog of the Collection of Ancient Instruments Owned by the New England Conservatory of Music; Frye, Royal Merrill, and Tipple, Esther Watson, A Graphic Introduction to the Harmon; Helmholtz, Hermann L.F., On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music; Moseley, Roger, Keys to Play: Music as a Ludic Medium from Apollo to Nintendo; Partch, Harry, Genesis of a Music: An Account of a Creative Work, Its Roots and Its Fulfillments.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Non-functional. Tattered cloth pedal straps. Cabinet missing one back panel.


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