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Rectangular wooden case decorated with wooden scrolls. Five- fold pasteboard bellows. Twenty-three [ed. - twenty-four] touches arranged in two rows with mother-of-pearl linings; round pearl keys. The basses are arranged on both sides: the right-hand basses (2) have long levers and are...

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Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

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Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

about 1860

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Length 38.9 cm, width 12.6 cm, depth with bellows compressed 19.7 cm (Length 15 5/16 in., width 4 15/16 in., depth with bellows compressed 7 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ebonized wood


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones