Martin Frères 4-Keyed Flageolet

Martin Frères 4-Keyed Flageolet

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This flageolet was made by Martin Frères in Paris, France, around 1878 to 1880, and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is a 4-keyed flageolet in D made of boxwood with an ivory beak and ferrules, and German silver keys. This flageolet is stamped:

[bee]
MARTIN FRES
A PARIS
MF

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This make and style of flageolet (#5438), as listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, sold for $6.00.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flageolet
Date made
1878-1880
maker
Martin Freres
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 1/2 in x 1 3/8 in; 39.37 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
MI.055637
accession number
11535
catalog number
055637
Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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