Valentine Metzler 6-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Valentine Metzler in London, England around 1788 to 1816. It is a 6-keyed flute made of boxwood, with ivory ferrules, and square silver keys. The flute is marked:

METZLER [/] LONDON [/] 105.WARDOUR.ST [/] 5

Valentine Metzler (17?? – 1833) was born in Bingen am Rhein, Germany. In 1788 he set up shop in London. Valentine’s son George Richard joined him in 1816. Valentine Metzler died in 1883 and the shop continued as Metzler & Co. at 105 Wardour Street until 1842.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1788-1816
unspecified
Buchanan, Mrs. & Mrs. Roberdeau
maker
Metzler, Valentin
Metzler, Valentine
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Measurements
overall: 66.2 cm; x 26 1/16 in
overall: 26 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 66.3575 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
MI.035625
catalog number
035625
accession number
97135
Credit Line
Gift of Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Roberdeau Buchanan
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Flutes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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