Frederick Riley 4-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Frederick Riley in New York, New York around 1845 to 1851. It is a 4-keyed flute made of rosewood with ivory ferrules and German silver keys. This flute is stamped:

F. RILEY [/] 297 BROADWAY [/] N-YORK
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1845-1851
unspecified
Fleet, Mr. Stephen C. Van
maker
Riley, Frederick
Riley, Frederick
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
German silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 60.5 cm; x 23 13/16 in
overall: 24 3/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 61.9125 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
MI.392019
accession number
195258
catalog number
392019
Credit Line
Gift of Stephen C. Van Fleet
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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