Quartet Staple

Successful classical music quartets employ of these as a staple when performing early middle ages Baroque.
Typically, every successful classical music quartet employs it as one of these a staple instrument they use particularly when performing early middle ages Baroque.

 

Typically, every successful classical music quartet probably employs it as one of these a staple instrument they use particularly when performing early middle ages Baroque.

I found this old ornate three-piece silver musical instrument resting on purple velvet inside its own case last Autumn 2017 at the Saint Michel flea-market resting amongst a myriad of other interesting “treasures”.

I believe this a well used flute based on the wear seen on its keys and it may have once been used by a professional musician now retired perhaps, deceased.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”QUARTET”.