Harper Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by John Harper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1797. This is the only piano known from Harper’s short career in Philadelphia, unless the Harper of Harper & Fagan was the same person (see piano MI*315684). This piano has a compass of FF-f3, single action (not original), leather hammers, double-strings throughout, tuning pins on the right, no evidence of stops, wood frame, and a mahogany case.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Harper, John
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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