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.

Date Made: 1797

Maker: Harper, John

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

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Credit Line: Gift of Hugo Worch

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.315756Catalog Number: 315756Accession Number: 65928

Object Name: piano

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-475c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_605880

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