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MISCELLANEOUS ANTIQUE INSTRUMENTS

For sale NOW unless otherwise stated

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# 2019 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

For Sale: Now
Early Musical Instruments, antique Hurdy Gurdy
US$ 3'800.00 French, ca. 1850s
# 72 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 ivory, the keyboard of ebony and ivory, 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, ivory 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.

For Sale: Now
Early Musical Instruments, antique Hurdy Gurdy by Colson
US$ 3'500.00 Colson, Mirecourt
# 250 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, ivory, flower engraved mother of pearl and painted with ornaments, the keyboard of ebony and ivory, 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 ivory peg in the tailpiece, ivory handle, total length without handle 64 cm, width 26 cm, depth 20 cm, originally setup to play.

For sale at: Vintage-Instruments.com in Philadelphia, PA, USA, 215-545-1100
Early Musical Instruments, antique Hurdy Gurdy by Cailhe & Decante
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US$ 8'000.00 Cailhe & Decante à Charroux, Allier
# 253 Ivory Cornemuse (Bagpipes) An extremely rare and very attractive ivory cornemuse (bagpipes) made in France around 1650, one drone and one chanter, total length of drone 17.8 cm, total length of chanter 25.2 cm, blow pipe 10.7 cm, diameter of drone and chanter at the sockets 2.9 cm, diameter blow pipe at the socket 2 cm, leather bag all there with some cracks, decorative embroidered cover fragmented, total length of the bag 44.5 cm, sold as is.

For sale at: Vintage-Instruments.com in Philadelphia, PA, USA, 215-545-1100
Early Musical Instruments, antique Cornemuse, Bagpipes
US$ 7'500.00 French, ca. 1650s
# 2016 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 Ivory 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.

Preview of Sale in Fall 2009
Early Musical Instruments, antique Melophone
Early Musical Instruments, antique Melophone
US$ 6'500.00 French, ca. 1850s
# 1969 Flutina A nice French Flutina, beautiful figured wooden casing, on side edge missing, bellows painted with flower ornaments, mother of pearl and brass keys, one key with nice flower motive, in original woodeny box, needs restoration.

Preview of Sale in Fall 2009
Early Musical Instruments, antique Flutina
US$ 500.00 French, ca. 1850s
# 2017 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 ivory and ebony trim, later handle, toneweel moves freely and tight, ivory 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
US$ 6'000.00

SOLD
Pajot, France, ca. 1880s
# 205 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
US$ 500.00

SOLD
French, ca. 1850s
# 1967 Flutina Nice Flutina just over 12" long and 4 ½" 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
US$ 200.00

SOLD
French, ca. 1850s






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