A most impressive and rare example of a satinwood 12" dial wheel barometer by Somalvico & Lione, London, c.1805-07.
The elegant case is veneered with the finest quality satinwood veneers and edged with tulipwood banding and ebony stringing with the unusual addition of the shell inlays. The use of ebonised mouldings on the swan neck pediment, thermometer box and ebony stringing reflect the period of mourning that followed the death of Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
The silvered level plate is engraved 'Somalvico-Lione & Co. 125 Holborn hill, London'.
The partnership between Joseph Somalvico and Dominick Lione was formed in 1805 and lasted until 1819. They worked from 125 Holborn hill between 1805-07. This renowned pairing produced some of the finest wheel barometers of the period.
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