Rare George II stained walnut stick barometer of exceptional quality.

Rare George II stained walnut stick barometer of exceptional quality.

Code: 10092

Dimensions:H: 40" (101.6 cm)

SOLD

Anonymous. c.1730-40.

A very rare George II stained walnut stick barometer of exceptional quality. The 'flat to wall' case, of fine colour and finish, is veneered in walnut with a moulded arched top and three brass ball and spire finials. The very fine and unusual features that show the high quality and rarity of this piece are the pierced lattice work cover that disguises the mercury tube fitted the front of the case and the finely carved gadrooned cistern cover. The engraved and silvered scales are fitted with a manual vernier with pivoting sickle shaped pointer and are protected by a hinged glazed brass door.

As is common with barometers from this period, the engraved silvered scale plate is unsigned, very few pre 1750 barometers were signed.

Unless otherwise stated the listed price includes delivery within a 50 mile radius of Ashbourne. We deliver personally (no couriers) and are happy to deliver to all areas, please contact us if you require delivery outside of the 50 radius or for prices excluding delivery.