Burkat Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by F.R. Burkart in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1824-1828. The only other Burkart piano known is in the collection of musical instruments at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. This piano has a compass of F-f4, an English double action, leather hammers, double-strings, tuning pins at the right, 1 pedal (missing): dampers, wood frame, and a rosewood or crotch mahogany veneer case.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Burkart, F. R.
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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