Musette. Boxwood with one brass ferrule. Body joint has six tone holes, and one thumbhole. Three vent holes in bell. Both joints stamped: LAFLEUR
The term "musette" originally referred to a style of bagpipe that was popular in French aristocratic circles in the 17th and 18th centuries. From the 1830s onwards, a number of French woodwind makers began to apply the term to instruments without bags. This chanter-style musette became popular in France and later in Britain and was often used to add a rustic flavour to domestic music making.