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Hurdy-Gurdy, ca. 1880 The body of lute form, 9 alternate ribs of rosewood and maple painted with ornaments, the table of spruce pierced with 2 stylised 'C'-holes either side of the tailpiece and edged in ebony, bone, flower engraved mother of pearl and painted with ornaments, the keyboard of ebony and bone, the keyboard box painted with ornaments and spectators, the wheel cover, box lid and tailpiece decorated with inlaid mother of pearl flower ornaments and fruitwood, the peg box with flower and trellis decoration terminating in a carved emperor's head, 6 ebony and mother of pearl pegs, one bone peg in the tailpiece, bone handle, total length without handle 64 cm, width 26 cm, depth 20 cm, originally setup to play. Early Musical Instruments, antique Hurdy Gurdy by Cailhe & Decante
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Cailhe & Decante Charroux, Allier
Bag Pipes with Lawrie Chanter dated 1925 An attractive set of bag pipes made by Peter Henderson hallmarked: P.H, City Of Glasgow, Scottish Lion, Thistle and "C" for the year 1925. The chanter is made by R.G. Lawrie and stamped R. G. Lawrie, Glasgow. The bag is very soft. All drone and chanter reeds are present. There are no visible damages. These bag pipes have been set-up to be played professionally and then were prepared for long time storage in the late 80s. The instrument has been in storage ever since, not been played at all. Early Musical Instruments, antique Bag Pipes by Peter HendrsonEarly Musical Instruments, antique Bag Pipes by Peter Hendrson
Peter Henderson: Glasgow
Flutina 29 keyed French diatonic Flutina made in France ca. 1840, brown walnut lacquer finish, original mahogany wood case. Floral vine wood inlaid marquetry. Carved mother of pearl buttons and keys with decorative edging. All 29 keys work and have 2 different notes (diatonic), needs restoration, but is in reasonable condition for a 170 year old instrument.

Overall length is 15 3/4 in. (39,8 cm.), 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) width, and 6 in. (15.2 cm.) deep.
Early Musical Instruments, antique Flutina
French, ca. 1850s
Hurdy-Gurdy, ca. 1850 An unrestored hurdy gurdy bearing the original stamp: Colson, Mirecourt. The body of lute form, 9 alternate ribs of rosewood and maple, the table of spruce pierced with 2 stylised 'C'-holes either side of the tailpiece and edged in ebony and bone, the keyboard of ebony and bone, the wheel cover, box lid and tailpiece decorated with inlaid fruitwood, the peg box with star and trellis decoration terminating in a carved man's head. The table is separating from the bowl on one side, one of the bridges is unprofessionally glued to the top, two buttons and 7 string shorteners are missing on the keyboard, the wheel is turning but the cover does not fit properly, was maybe replaced at a later date, original handle ,original ebony pegs, bone string tuner on the tailpiece, total length 66 cm, length of the keyboard box 30 cm, height in the middle 9 cm, length of the body 50 cm, needs restoration. Early Musical Instruments, antique Hurdy Gurdy by Colson
Colson, Mirecourt
Melophone A rare and all original French Melophone from the mid 19 century in astonishing condition. Birdseye maple body and the sides of the cover, spruce top of the cover decorated flower ornaments in ink. A complete restoration had been performed some years ago to make it fully playable, but it is not guaranteed that everything still works after changing hand a couple of times. The whole mechanism is very complicated, brass keywork seems to be in tune and every note works. I have never seen one in this great condition and I think there is hardly anybody around who knows how to restore a melophone. It was propably made for some important person since there is an original coin plaque of the French general attached to it, reading: Henri de Lorraine, Comte de Harcourt, Grande Escuier (Ecuyer) de France. 8 chromatic Bass reeds 9 chromatic Tenor reeds 13 chromatic Alto reeds 13 chromatic Soprano reeds 12 chromatic Sopranino reeds 84 bone roller buttons - total length without airbellhadle 29 inches - length of the body 19 3/4 inches - upper bout 9 3/4 inches - lower bout 11 1/2 inches - middle bout 8 5/8 inches - body depth 4 3/8 inches - body depth including cover 7 1/4 inches. Early Musical Instruments, antique Melophone
Early Musical Instruments, antique Melophone
French, ca. 1850s
Hurdy Gurdy An all original hurdy gurdy easily in playable condition after some set up, gut strings, one wooden stop inside the keybox is missing. Measurements: - total length without handle 26 inches - upper bout 7 3/4 inches - middle bout 6 3/8 inches - lower bout 10 1/8 inches - lowest rim 3 1/2 inches - highest rim 4 1/2 inches - total hight 7 1/2 inches Early Musical Instruments, antique Hurdy Gurdy
French, ca. 1850s
Hurdy Gurdy Big size French Hurdy Gurdy bearing the original stamp: Pajot. Also bearing the orignal repair label by the same maker dated 1912, repair label was put over the original label, so no exact date is available. It is in good original condition and should be playable after a professional set-up. Fancy bone and ebony trim, later handle, toneweel moves freely and tight, bone and ebony stoppers, repaired cracks in the lute style body and the top. Total length without handle 27 inches. Lower bout 12 inches. Depth 11 inches. Length of the body 21 inches. Early Musical Instruments, antique Hurdy Gurdy by Pajot
Pajot, France, ca. 1880s
Flutina Good birdseye maple case with coloured wood intarsia, mother of pearl keys, 2 of the keys are half broken off. Needs restoration, but still creates sounds, bellow is leaking. In good original pine case with brass fittings. Length 14 1/2 inches or 36.5 cm. Hight 5 1/4 inches or 13.5 cm. Early Musical Instruments, antique Flutina
French, ca. 1850s
Flutina Nice Flutina just over 12" long and 4 " wide and about 5" high closed position. It is made of wood and paper with brass fittings and mother of pearl buttons. The wood sides are very nicely inlaid with a lighter wood of leaves and birds. The paper of the bellows looks to be in good condition and it is decorated with a mossy kind effect in green and red. The base is painted white and the paint is partially worn off. One of the mother of pearl keys is broken off but the key itself still works. Some of the valves, which are also covered with MOP, are stiff and do not go back in by themselves, but most of them seem ok, the air key is missing. It comes wit the original black wooden box, which is about 16" x 6" x 7". The hinged top has come loose from the three hinges which are still present and the handle on top is mostly gone, also the side pieces of the top are broken off (one is loose and in the box). Early Musical Instruments, antique Flutina
French, ca. 1850s





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