Very Fine Auguste BONNEVILLE FLUTE


PHOTOS SHOW FLUTE BEFORE AND FOLLOWING DETAILED RESTORATION


Auguste Bonneville

Auguste Bonneville was a 19th century Parisian silver-smith who subcontracted for V. H. Godfroy, and Louis Lot. In 1876 he set up his own workshop, making fine professional quality flutes for many years. His flutes were, and are, especially admired for their superior workmanship, lovely, characterful sound, and somewhat larger embouchures on his metal flutes, which allow a bigger, more projected sound than the earlier flutes by Lot and Godfrey.


This flute of course, features the resistant French oval embouchure hole and is not designed to play robustly but rather softly and sweetly from low to high



TECHNICAL SPECS
Hallmarked
Conical bore
Solid silver hallmarked keys, mechanisms rings
Ribbing
Closed G#
Open rings
Sharp french oval embouchure
unique key work
Concert Pitch
Circa 1880
Original Case no key

Came to use as:
"Time Capsule" full of dust from sitting in attic for decades
Requires Full Restoration.

Photos show flute following extensive restoration, and flute prior to restoration. Camera, angles, lighting are very different in the before and after photos, so perhaps the best showing, but good enough.


THE LAST SET OF PHOTOS SHOW
We did NO clean up. We want to show how it looked when we received it.

The FIRST SET OF PHOTOS SHOW
The glorious flute in 90 percent or more completed state. She must rest now, be tested, and receive a few final details prior to delivery to her new flutist.

Our restoration process is very detailed:
Full disassembly
Soak in organic non nut oil
Polish and re align all keys and mechanisms
All new pads (very high quality leather treated pads)
All new natural high quality USA or Canadian
All new natural head cork
Restoration of case
So many other fine details....
We will be building an added case, at request of customer

Restoration Credits to J.S.





Please contact us for more information

Liz
Winds101
www.winds101.com
liz@winds101.com
248 885 2583
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