Historical Piano (Fortepiano)

David Roentgen & Peter Kinzing

Neuwied, circa 1785
Constructional parts: Oak, mahogany veneered with mahogany, gilt brass fittings detachable legs.
Keyboard niche: Mahogany veneer, palisander (rose wood), pear- and tulip wood inlays, signed in India ink: “Roentgen et Kinzing. à Neuwied sur le Rhin.”

Height 81.5 cm, width 160 cm, depth 71 cm
From the personal possession of Queen Maria Carolina of Naples and Sicily (1752-1814), proven by a painting from the 1780s, which depicts the Queen playing this piano.