Louis Drouet 8-Keyed Flute
- Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Louis François Philippe Drouet in London, England around 1818 to 1819. It is an 8-keyed flute made of ivory with silver ferrules and keys. The flute is stamped:
L. DROUET [/] 358 OXFORD St [/] 827 [/] LONDON
and engraved on a medallion:
No Flute is genuine that [/] is not bought at Mr. L. Drouet's [/] Manufactory [/] 358 Oxford Street, London [/] & accompanied by a Certificate [/] under his hand.
- Louis François Philippe Drouet (1792-1873) was a flute player, teacher, and composer. In 1818, Drouet established a flute shop in London, and one year later, left the business to his employee Cornelius Ward. The inscription on the medallion is a response to fake Drouet flutes appearing on the market during this time.
- Currently not on view
- Date made
- Ratner, Mr. & Mrs. Hyman
- Drouet, Louis F.P.
- Drouet, Louis F. P.
- place made
- United Kingdom: England, London
- Physical Description
- ivory (overall material)
- silver (overall material)
- overall: 67.5 cm; x 26 9/16 in
- overall: 26 9/16 in x 1 3/4 in; 67.46875 cm x 4.445 cm
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- Credit Line
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Ratner
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center