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Treble flute in F

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In F. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoint, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One square key (Young type F) of brass (d-sharp'), mounted on ring with SATK.


Stamped on headjoint: [3 plumes of the Prince of Wales] / D'ALMAINE [& CO.] / LATE / GOULDING & D'ALMAINE / [SO] SQU[ARE] / LONDO[N] / 4; stamped on all other joints: [3 plumes of the Prince of Wales] / D'ALMAINE & CO.


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)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

about 1810–12

Object Place

London, England


Length 44.7 cm (17 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, ivory, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones