A French Barometer 'Barometre', around 1825

A French Barometer 'Barometre', around 1825

Price: Price on request

Offered by Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks




A French Barometer with a flower-mahogany veneered case has a Gothic tympanum and is completely provided with a contour piping of palm wood.

The flower-mahogany veneered case has a Gothic tympanum and is completely provided with a contour piping of palm wood. The mercury reservoir is protected by an elegant fire-gilded bronze gate and under and above fire-gilded bronze ornaments. At the top a rectangular scale plate of silver-plated brass with a mechanism with an adjusting needle on the side. In the center of the case we see two gothic shaped plates of silver-plated brass with a mercury thermometer with a temperature indication in Celsius on the right side and an alcohol thermometer with a temperature indication in Fahrenheit on the left side. The thermometers are held with fire-gilded Medusa heads.

Origin
France
Period
around 1825
Material
Wood, Mahogany, mercury, alcohol, Brass, Silverplate, Gilded bronze
Reference
100-55
Sizes
116 x 17.8 x 5.4 cm

Offered by

Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks

't Hofke 28
5374 HE Schaijk
The Netherlands

+31(0)6 51 169 169
http://www.clocksantique.nl

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