Flute

about 1700
Marked by Chevalier (French)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Length 69.4 cm (27 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1846

Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Body of boxwood in three parts: head (with long cap), body, and foot. Ferrules of ivory. One trapezoidal key (Young type H) of brass (d-sharp1), mounted on ring with spring attached to wood.

Inscription

Stamped on all joints: CHEVALIER / [dolphin]; stamped at bottom of headjoint and top of bodyjoint: [6-petal flower]

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection