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Double flageolet

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In ?. Conoidal bore. Boxwood with ivory tips and mouthpiece. Made in four principal parts; the cap, which serves as an air-chamber for both tubes; the lip-stock with a double bore; the tubes of equal length. The lip-stock has two lips cut in it; the lip for the right-hand tube can be silenced...

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By 1956, purchased in an antiquarian ship in Chelsea, England, by Peggy Stuart Coolidge (1913-1981), New York; 1981, by inheritance to her husband, Joseph R. Coolidge (1916-1999), New York; 1981, gift of Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1981)

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph R. Coolidge in memory of his wife, Peggy Stuart Coolidge

about 1830

Object Place

London, England


Length 49.8 cm (19 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones