Raoux Orchestral Horn

Raoux Orchestral Horn

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This orchestral horn was made by Marcel-Auguste Raoux in Paris, France, around 1838-1842. It is made of brass and silver and accessioned with crooks and an original wooden case. The horn is engraved (on bell garland):

RAOUX FOURNISSEUR DU CONSERVATOIRE RUE DES MINIMES No 14 A PARIS

(engraved on front):

J.C. LABBAYE
FACTEUR DES THÉATRES NATIONAUX
PARIS

S. F. C.DS
No. 2
1875

S. Arthur Chappell
52 New Bond Street
London

The Maison Raoux was founded in Paris and produced instruments beginning in the 17th century. In 1857, Jacques Christoph Labbaye bought the name and production rights from Raoux, and later sold the company in 1878.

Samuel Arthur Chappell (1834-1904) was a member of the Chappell & Co. family of publishers, piano makers, and musical instrument dealers in London. This horn was sold through the Chappell shop.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
horn
date made
1838-1842
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
horn: 11 1/8 in x 14 3/4 in x 18 in; 28.2575 cm x 37.465 cm x 45.72 cm
ID Number
MI.74.05
catalog number
74.05
accession number
310926
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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