Drouet ivory 8-key

Louis Drouet, 8-key flute in solid ivory with engraved silver rings. 1818, London. Restored by Jon Cornia. Somewhere early in its history this flute had a “G-key” installed and then removed. The head joint and barrel have some cracks which were repaired at some time but will need further work. The flute does play and has a very sweet sound – as a Drouet should. These flutes were in great demand because of their elaborate materials and fine finish. Drouet worked with various important London builders to actually produce the flutes. This flute is virtually identical to the one in the Edinburgh collection. Pitch is roughly  A=446

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