Aeolian harp

Aeolian harp
Title
Aeolian harp
Date 
1850-1880
Medium 
Wood, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 36 3/8 x 11 1/2 in. ( 21.6 x 92.4 x 29.2 cm )
Description 
Aeolian harp with metal strings strung on either side of a hollow, wedge-shaped sound box with three shaped openings on narrow side; sound box and strings are mounted within a rectangular box with flared opening on one side.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Edwin M. Treat, Jr.
Object Number 
1954.30
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this harp originally belonged to the donor's great-grandfather, John Jay Cisco (d. ca. 1884), a New York City banker. Cisco used it in the garden of his Staten Island estate.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group