In over 30 years, I've only found 4 of these beautiful early 1800s French accordions, property called a "Flutina". Beautiful marquetry and hardwood case, carved mother of pearl key covers and an ornate card and parchment (fine leather) baffles. Beautiful just to display, this one actually will play. I feel like it's a bit fragile, though I do get all the key notes working it. Probably needs a strap on the bottom side. The cabinet on this one is beautiful, a bird worked into marquetry florals surround the serpentine wood sides, all 4. Not perfect, but certainly could be restored with some mother of pearl panels and 1 key (see images). Full measurements noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent with age and type considered. First half of 1800s, an ornamental case in hardwood remains in excellent condition. Card and fine leather baffles in remarkably complete condition. I find no holes, perhaps a restoration - not simple for me to tell, on inside fold of a spot or two, but no openings. Photos from all angles show the full condition. One mother of pearl plug/key is missing, and it appears each of the wooden keys originally had a pad of mother of pearl, 1 complete remains as a model, and 2 are partials. These are the few parts one might restore. Beautiful as it is, a wonderful display or musical instrument collector's item!
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