Musette Oboe

Musette Oboe

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Description (Brief)

This musette was made by Martin Frères in Paris, France, 1883 and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is a musette made of boxwood with ivory ferrules. This instrument is stamped:


John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This musette (#5410) listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, sold for $3.00.

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Object Name
Date made
Martin Freres
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
overall: 37 cm; 14 9/16 in
overall: 14 9/16 in x 1 9/16 in; 36.98875 cm x 3.96875 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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