Matthew Wisker - York. Georgian mahogany Stick Barometer

Matthew Wisker - York. Georgian mahogany Stick Barometer

Reference

6171

Classically elegant Georgian mahogany Stick Barometer; the break-arch pediment over engraved silvered brass register plate signed by the maker and bearing manually operated vernier slide. The trunk, of book-matched herringbone mahogany veneer, edge-moulded and with exposed cistern tube terminating behind hemispherical cover.

Wisker was an accomplished optician-instrument-maker, working from premises in Spurriergate from 1777-1804. The business continued to thrive for 3 more generations.

Year

c 1780

Country

York