Musical instruments, devices and recordings
circa 1770 - circa 1799
Boxwood [buxus sempervirens], Sycamore, Silver, Ivory, Cork
765 mm (Length); 27 mm (Dia)
Place of origin
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Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
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Alto flute or flute d'amour by Delusse, c.1770. Marked 'De Lusse Paris' on two sections. Head joint and joints 3 and 4 boxwood; joint 2 not original. Ivory mounts. One silver key. Cork inside header, but adjuster missing. In notebook no.4, page 10 (1340945.4) Charles Wade refers to: 'Music Room 103. Flute maple with ivory mounts one key, by De Lusse.'
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Makers and roles
Wade, 1944: Charles Paget Wade, Contents of Snowshill Manor. Volume 4 First and Second Floor, 1944, page 10