Flute and case
Grenadilla wood, silver, metal, ivory
case: 1 1/2 x 12 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 30.8 x 11.4 cm )
stamped: on b: "911/C. PELOUBET/NEW-YORK" stamped: on c: "C. PELOUBET/NEW-YORK"
Wooden flute in four parts with leather-covered wood case; flute has silver fittings at each joint and metal keys; ivory cap at end.
This flute was purchased secondhand in 1835 by Judge Maurice O'Connell of Boston and Lexington. It was given to the donor in 1898 by Dr. Daniel O'Connell, son of Judge O'Connell. The maker, Chabrier Peloubet, worked in New York from 1831 to 1835 and then moved to Bloomfield, New Jersey in 1836 and continued the manufacture of musical instruments.
Gift of Mr. Charles H. Lynch
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