Beck is a German-born English maker of square pianos and is thus counted among the 12 apostles who settled in London from Germany. Square pianos of this kind, simple and easy to install, were particularly appreciated by the rising middle class. 

Technical data:

  • Inscription: Fredericus Beck Londini Fecit 1785
  • Compass: 5 octaves (FF-f''')
  • Keyboard: naturals in bone, sharps in stained pear
  • Pedals: 3 stops: 2 to raise dampers, 1 buff
  • Dimensions: W 148 cm / D 52 cm
  • Case: mahogany and bosewood stringing
  • Chris Maene Collection number: CM 36 136
  • Condition: original
  • Location: 4 - Museum storage space Ruiselede

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