A Rare Naval Connection Silver Mounted Flute

A Rare Naval Connection Silver Mounted Flute

Code: 483759


W: 37cm (14.6")H: 10cm (3.9")D: 11cm (4.3")


A rare early 19th century rosewood flute with early naval interest made by Monzani and Co, Regent St. Piccadilly London. This high quality instrument was made by a top London maker in rosewood with carved fluted decoration. All of the key fittings are in silver marked London 1823/4 -1824/5. It was made for George William Rabett. His name and crest is silver mounted on the flute and also the original mahogany and brass mounted fitted box with key and working lock and to include an extra mouth piece circa 1825. Included is a leather bound book from his private library. George William Rabett was a naval sailor who rose through the ranks to Commander. He was born in 1795 and died in 1858.
The flute measures 72.5 cm long