BUSH & GERTS pianos honored as a national treasure for decades, Proudly Collected by the White House

The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States which was constructed between 1792 and 1800, this place not only holds tremendous political weightage but it is a museum of American history, art and culture. The White House has been collecting an integral collection of fine and decorative art pieces that are considered to be national treasures, these items includes historic objects, significant or representative works by a variety of American and European artists and craftsmen. One of such treasures is the BUSH & GERTS pianos.

On display in the musical instruments section BUSH & GERTS pianos are among two other prestigious and distinguished piano manufacturers. BUSH & GERTS hold a rich legacy that spans over a hundred and thirty years, through their exquisite professional craftsmanship and Integrity management, these musical instruments have established an important place in the hearts and culture of America.  BUSH & GERTS have also left its impact on the international world of music by receiving admiration from pianists and musicians. The founders of The Bush & Gerts Piano Co. Wm.H.Bush, John Gerts and Wm.L.Bush has a great love and passion for music which motivated them to develop a company that will unfailingly design well-made and excellent pianos that were comparable or more superior to the European makers.

That is not all, the White House National Treasures collection has a furniture collection, the most prominent of which is the President-Hayes-Desk, a double pedestal partners’ desk, which is usually known as the “Resolute desk”, the name comes from the material the desk was made from, the oak timbers of the British ship H.M.S. Resolute. This historic piece of furniture was a gift to President Rutherford B. Hayes from Queen Victoria in 1880. The furniture section holds some other gifts that were presented to different U.S. presidents.

Other sections include the diner service section and the paintings section which holds pieces such as the Rocky Mountain Landscape painted by Albert Bierstadt, who created the pieces in 1870. According to history, Bierstadt had not seen the Rockies for seven years and he worked from studies made in 1863.


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