Flute

about 1820
Meacham & Co. (American, 1806–1832)


Object Place: Albany, New York, United States

Dimensions

Length 61.1 cm (24 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1982.227

Medium or Technique

Maple, ivory, brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Conoidal bore. Maple, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. One rectangular key (Young type F) of brass (d-sharp’), mounted on ring with SATK. Old, but not original, mahogany case with cloth lining.

Inscription

Stamped on all joints: MEACHAM & CO. / ALBANY

Provenance

1982, sold by Harold Priest, Harvard, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1982)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund