Oboe in B-flat. Rosewood body with polish coating. Nickel silver keys, reed receiver and ferrules. Keys have circular flat flaps and leather/cork pads. Conservatoire system fingering with brille key converted to simple side-keys of C and B flat, the rings being disconnected. Three joints. Tenon on upper joint wrapped with paper. Upper joint stamped: BREVETE/TRIEBERT/A PARIS/BARRET/A LONDRES; Lower joint stamped: BREVETE/TRIEBERT/A PARIS; Bell stamped: BARRET/A LONDRES/BREVETE/TRIEBERT/A PARIS; Each inscription incorporates a castle motif beneath the word BREVETE.
overall: 26.063 x 2.1654 x 2.1654 in.; 662 x 55 x 55 mm
The oboe is usually pitched in C. This instrument may have been an experimental 'military oboe' pitched a tone lower.