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Bowfront Stick Barometer, London maker

£2800

A very fine and elegant Georgian flame mahogany bowfront stick barometer.

The swan-neck pediment is surmounted by a fine bone vase finial. The finely engraved silvered brass register plates are signed by the maker, Henry Austin of London and bear a rack-and-pinion operated vernier.

The bowed trunk has well figured mahogany veneers, ebony banded. It is fitted with a mercury thermometer within a glazed box, the convex glass following the bow of the trunk. The silvered thermometer plate is engraved with a scale in degrees Fahrenheit.

The base terminates in an ebonised urn-shaped cover concealing the mercury cistern. This is flanked with canted corners, inlaid with ebony stringing.

The condition throughout is exceptional.

The price includes hand delivery within the mainland UK.

  • Height: 41 inches (104cms)
  • Width 5 inches (13cms)
  • Depth: 3.5 inches (9cms)

Ref: GHbow

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