Flute

about 1825
Meacham & Co. (American, 1806–1832)


Object Place: Albany, New York, United States

Dimensions

Length 60.9 cm (24 in.)

Accession Number

1977.8

Medium or Technique

Maple, ivory, brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Conoidal bore. Maple, varnished dark brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Four round keys (Young type S) of brass (d-sharp’, f’, g-sharp’, and b-flat’), mounted on blocks (d-sharp’ key mounted on ring) with SATK.

Inscription

Stamped on all joints: MEACHAM & CO / ALBANY

Provenance

1977, sold by Harold Priest, Harvard, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 12, 1977)

Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund