Edward Riley 8-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Edward Riley, Sr. in New York, New York around 1814 to 1831. It is an 8-keyed flute made of rosewood with silver ferrules, crown cap, and keys. This flute is stamped:

E-RILEY [/] CHATHAM ST. [/] NEW-YORK

Edward Riley (1769-1829) was a music teacher, music publisher, and musical instrument seller. Instruments stamped with his name may have made by makers John Firth and William Hall.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1814-1831
maker
Riley, Edward
Riley, Sr., Edward
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 66.675 cm x 3.81 cm
overall: 26 1/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 66.3575 cm x 4.7625 cm
ID Number
1983.0234.06
accession number
1983.0234
catalog number
1983.0234.06
Credit Line
Gift of Rev. Jeffrey Cave in honor of Sarah Hill Cave
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
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Flutes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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