Piccolo (Boehm system)

late 19th century
George Winfield Haynes (1866–1947)

Object Place: New York City, New York, United States


Length 31.9 cm (12 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Blackwood, silver

Not On View


Musical Instruments



In . Conoidal bore. Varnished blackwood body; silver headjoint. Silver rings. Made in two parts: headjoint and bodyjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Boehm system with open g-sharp’ key. Protective plastic sleeve (not original?) for metal tenon of bodyjoint. Leather-covered hard-shell case with red velvet lining and cloth protective cover. Metal cleaning rod.


Engraved on headjoint: STERLING; stamped on bodyjoint: GEORGE W. HAYNES / NEW YORK


Before 1920, apparently used in the "Edison Record Orchestra" by Julius Spindler, flautist for the Sousa Band. About 1920, Richard W. Reeves; 1945, sold by Reeves to Dale Higbee, Salisbury, North Carolina; 1986, gift of Higbee to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1986)

Credit Line

Gift of Dale Higbee