Edward Riley 8-Keyed Flute

Edward Riley 8-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)

This flute was made by Edward Riley, Sr. in New York, New York around 1814 to 1831. It is an 8-keyed flute made of rosewood with silver ferrules, crown cap, and keys. This flute is stamped:

E-RILEY
CHATHAM ST.
NEW-YORK

Edward Riley (1769-1829) was a music teacher, music publisher, and musical instrument seller. Instruments stamped with his name may have made by makers John Firth and William Hall.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flute
Date made
1814-1831
maker
Riley, Sr., Edward
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 66.675 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1983.0234.06
accession number
1983.0234
catalog number
1983.0234.06
Credit Line
Gift of Rev. Jeffrey Cave in honor of Sarah Hill Cave
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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