Taille de hautbois after Hendryk Richter
Tenor oboe in F. Pitch A = 415 Hz.
Stained service tree (sorb tree). Two brass or silver keys.
The original instrument
Preserved in Paris, Musée de la Musique, n° E.1185. Dark stained boxwood. Ivory rings on each joint and at the opening of the bell.
Hendryk Richters was a Dutch woodwind maker active during the first half of the XVIIIth century with his brother Fredrik. Subsisting instruments by him, mostly out of ebony with ornamented ivory mountings, show a particular craftsmanship.