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Hautbois de Poitou

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In G. Keyless. Maple, stained light brown. The tube is made in two parts: the bodyjoint and the bell; the reed cap with mouthpiece. Six finger-holes in front and one hole that is not stopped by a finger; a thumb- hole in the rear; two vent-holes on the bell.


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

19th century

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Length 39.5 cm (15 9/16 in.)

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Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones