SOLD Christmas Aiano - London. 18th Century mahogany Stick Barometer [6038]


Fine quality and well-proportioned late 18th Century mahogany Stick Barometer in essentially original condition; the large broken arch pediment, supported on side brackets, over finely engraved register plate, bearing Fahrenheit thermometer and manually-operated vernier slide; the trunk, veneered in well-patinated Cuban mahogany, edge moulded, and with exposed barometer tube terminating in turned cistern cover. c1790 A prominent member of the Italian immigrant barometer making community, centred in Holborn, London, who settled in London around 1780, working until c1805.
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Year c 1790