Joseph Somalvico - London. 18th Century mahogany antique Wheel Barometer
Excellent quality late 18th Century inlaid mahogany Wheel Barometer; the well- proportioned case, with arched top and cross-grained sides, chequer strung, inlaid with delicate stylised fan paterae and inset with finely engraved silvered brass Fahrenheit thermometer and 8in. diameter barometer dial, signed by the maker. A leading Italian immigrant Barometer-maker who worked from various addresses in Holborn, as a specialist engraver, from around 1785, and whose descendents continued the firm through into the 20th Century.