Accordion

about 1840–50
Constant Busson (French, active 1835–after 1892)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Length 29.7 cm, width 11.7 cm, depth with bellows compressed 9.8 cm (Length 11 11/16 in., width 4 5/8 in., depth with bellows compressed 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1998.100

Medium or Technique

Rosewood, mother-of-pearl, brass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Inscription

Stamped on body: BUSSON / BREVETE / PARIS

Provenance

Before 1998, sold by a "local" antiques store to Joseph G. DeSalvo, III; by 1998, gift to his father, Joseph G. DeSalvo, Jr., Wenham, Massachusetts; 1998, gift of DeSalvo, Jr., to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 24, 1998)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. and Mrs. Joseph G. DeSalvo, Jr. in memory of Joseph G. Desalvo III