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Collections > Musical Instruments > Double Flageolet
Double flageolet of boxwood with ivory mounts and mouthpiece and silvered stops, by Simpson of London, No.266. Two descant recorders are mounted below a single, broad chamber containing two tubes controlled by stops. Above this is a two-tiered mouthpiece. Stamped three times on double barrel, an once on each recorder. With convex-lidded storage box veneered in walnut with shaped lining of purple velvet.
It may have originally belonged to John Bowes.
Size: Length: 49.5 cm
Artist / Maker: Simpson of London
Object Type: flageolet
Century: 19th century
Materials: Box Wood, Ivory, Walnut wood, Velvet
Museum Accession Number: Founders/M.Instr.23