James Cox, London. c.1825.
An exceptional Regency period 'flat to wall' bowfront mahogany stick barometer of rare slender proportions by the London maker James Cox.
The 'flat to wall' case with cushion moulded pediment is veneered with the finest flame mahogany and edge strung with ebony. The equally slim ebonised urn cistern cover is flanked by chamfered corners to each side inlaid with ebony diamond decoration. The case is made to the pattern of the tradition bow-fronted barometer of the period but reduced to this very rare slender proportion.
('Flat to wall' barometers are the highest level of stick barometer cases, requiring specially made tubes and cisterns to allow the case to sit flush to the wall giving a very neat, elegant appearance).
The register plates, again finely proportioned are signed by the maker above the weather indications which are graduated from 27 to 31 inches. The plates are fitted with a rack and pinion operated vernier.
The slim thermometer with its mahogany frame and bowed glass is set within the trunk, the well engraved silvered scale read the mercury filled thermometer on Fahrenheit scale.
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