Bowfront Stick Barometer, London maker


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Object Description

A very fine and elegant Georgian flame mahogany bowfront stick barometer, dated c.1790.

The swan-neck pediment is surmounted by a fine bone vase finial. The finely engraved silvered brass register plates are signed by the maker, Henry Austin of London and bear a rack-and-pinion operated vernier.

The bowed trunk has well figured mahogany veneers, ebony banded. It is fitted with a mercury thermometer within a glazed box, the convex glass following the bow of the trunk. The silvered thermometer plate is engraved with a scale in degrees Fahrenheit.

The base terminates in an ebonised urn-shaped cover concealing the mercury cistern. This is flanked with canted corners, inlaid with ebony stringing.

The price includes hand delivery within the mainland UK.

Object Condition

The condition throughout is exceptional.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1935 713333

Dealer Location

Bank Farm,
Lower Odcombe,
BA22 8TY

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