Walking-Stick Flageolet in A

Probably American

Not on view

Walking-stick instruments of all varieties were popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Novelty walking sticks, which might include umbrellas, flasks, guns, musical instruments, or other items were fashionable accessories for gentlemen of all ages. Flutes and violins were the most popular instrument walking sticks.

Description: Two stained maple sections and cap with bone ring and ivory inlay, brass tip, seven front holes, one thumb hole, one brass key, two vent holes.

Walking-Stick Flageolet in A, Wood, bone, ivory, brass, Probably American

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