A superb quality figured mahogany bowfront stick barometer by the most famous Edinburgh Royal instrument maker.
The case is in the classic Adie style with its tapering gadrooned cistern cover and finely gadrooned pediment. The elegant bow front stem is veneered in the finest flame mahogany veneers.
The piece is an early example from when Alexander Adie was joined by his son John in the business. It is signed Adie & Son, Edinburgh at the top of the silvered scale. It has a brass plate to the top right hand side to adjust the Vernier scale of the barometer.