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Bird organ

Case of walnut and possibly poplar, veneered with sycamore inlaid with walnut, sycamore (partly stained with various pigments), partly engraved, the engraving filled with red and black pigments, pearwood, boxwood and purplewood; musical instrument of turned wood (unidentified) painted black, brass and leather, steel springs; gilt brass mounts, steel key. Stamped L• BOUDIN and JME on the front rail of the bottom

  • Date:
    about 1770 (Made)
  • Maker:
    Boudin, Leonard
  • Collection:
    Victoria and Albert Museum
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  • Inscriptions:Boudin
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  • Repository:Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 204 mm, Width: 310 mm, Depth: 270 mm