Skip to main content

French Barometer

Price
Item Location
Sort By
Art Deco French Barometer
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Art Deco French barometer.
Category

20th Century French Art Deco Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood

  • Art Deco French Barometer
  • Art Deco French Barometer
  • Art Deco French Barometer
  • Art Deco French Barometer
H 4.75 in. W 9 in. D 2.25 in.
Antique French Barometer
Located in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
A fine late 18th century French barometer in carved giltwood with a pair of doves, laurel leaves and a globe.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood

  • Antique French Barometer
  • Antique French Barometer
  • Antique French Barometer
  • Antique French Barometer
H 42 in. W 18.5 in. D 0.1 in.
Louis XVI French Barometer, 1700s
Located in Lejre, DK
Louis XVI French barometer with carvings and original gilding from the late 1700s. Stands in incredibly beautiful original condition. Dimensions in cm: H: 112 W: 42. Great condition.
Category

Antique Early 1700s More Clocks

Materials

Wood

  • Louis XVI French Barometer, 1700s
  • Louis XVI French Barometer, 1700s
  • Louis XVI French Barometer, 1700s
  • Louis XVI French Barometer, 1700s
H 44.1 in. W 16.54 in. D 0.79 in.
18th Century French Barometer in Giltwood Frame
Located in Buchanan, MI
18th century French barometer in giltwood frame.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood, Glass

Old French Barometer with Love Knot
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Old French barometer with love knot, suitable in your kitchen or study room or.....everywhere. It is useful because working and beautiful to admire. Completely hand carved. Good pric...
Category

Early 20th Century French Arts and Crafts Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood

  • Old French Barometer with Love Knot
  • Old French Barometer with Love Knot
  • Old French Barometer with Love Knot
  • Old French Barometer with Love Knot
H 27.56 in. Dm 12.21 in.
Carved Oakwood Antique French Barometer with Thermometer, 1910s
Located in Verviers, BE
Carved oakwood antique French barometer with thermometer Unusual antique carved oak barometer in a lovely oak case, working order. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any fur...
Category

Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Scientific Instruments

Materials

Oak

Carved Oakwood Antique French Barometer with Thermometer, by De Lambert, 1910s
Located in Verviers, BE
Carved oakwood antique French barometer with thermometer by the firme De Lambert, 1910s Made in Belgium by A. de Lambert. High quality mechanism with jeweled movement barometer and ...
Category

Vintage 1910s Belgian Art Nouveau Scientific Instruments

Materials

Oak

Antique French Barometer with Original Mercury Mechanism, 19th Century
Located in Belmont, MA
A very fine and palatial French 19th Louis XV style green painted with polychrome flower decor and gilt bronze-mounted barometer in the manner of La Maison Cam Opticien. Surmounted w...
Category

Antique 1860s French Rococo Wall Clocks

Materials

Bronze

French Mounted Barometer from the 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French barometer from the 19th century. This antique barometer from France is rectangular in shape, vertically positioned and mounted on a wooden plank, and hook at top for wall-mo...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Decorative Art

Materials

Glass, Wood

French 19th Century Carved Giltwood Barometer with Liberal Arts Allegory
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French carved giltwood hexagonal barometer from the 19th century, after Toricelli and topped with Allegory of the Liberal Arts. Created in France during the 19th century, this gilt...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass, Giltwood

Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer Thermometer with Crinkled Ribbon Motif
Located in Dallas, TX
This well-carved French aneroid barometer and thermometer is from the late 1700’s. The gilded scientific instrument is a beautiful example of a period Louis XVI piece. The top of ...
Category

Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Giltwood

French Eglomise Barometer
Located in Lincolnshire, GB
A fine decorative french eglomise barometer.
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century French Scientific Instruments

  • French Eglomise Barometer
  • French Eglomise Barometer
  • French Eglomise Barometer
  • French Eglomise Barometer
H 0.1 in. W 0.1 in. D 0.1 in.
French Louis XVI Barometer
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI (18th Century) barometer with original scientific illustrations and mercury vial framed with gilt foliate carvings & ebonized trim and a perched eagle pediment.
Category

Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood, Glass

  • French Louis XVI Barometer
  • French Louis XVI Barometer
  • French Louis XVI Barometer
  • French Louis XVI Barometer
H 42.5 in. W 28.5 in. D 2 in.
French Giltwood Wall Mercury Barometer
Located in Norwich, GB
French giltwood cased diamond barometer, verre eglomise dial with seven weather indications and original pointer signed 'Fouin', circa 1830.
Category

Antique 1830s French Louis Philippe Wall Clocks

Materials

Giltwood

French Regence Style Giltwood Barometer
Located in Pembroke, MA
French Regence style giltwood barometer and thermometer, surmounted with an acanthus leaf cartouche draped with flowers and swags, the dial is flanked with pillar and ribbon carvings...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Régence Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood

  • French Regence Style Giltwood Barometer
  • French Regence Style Giltwood Barometer
  • French Regence Style Giltwood Barometer
  • French Regence Style Giltwood Barometer
H 39 in. W 16 in. D 2.88 in.
French 19th Century Barometer
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
French 19th painted and gold gilt barometer and thermometer. It is a recognizable ‘banjo’ shaped scientific instrument with all the carved details in gold gilt and the background is ...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Other Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass, Wood, Giltwood, Paint

  • French 19th Century Barometer
  • French 19th Century Barometer
  • French 19th Century Barometer
  • French 19th Century Barometer
H 38.25 in. W 10.25 in. D 2 in.
French Carved Mahogany Wall Barometer
Located in Norwich, GB
French wall barometer in a finely carved mahogany case with trailing fruit and vines surmounted by a lions mask, enamel dial with seven weather indications signed ‘Mon. Loiseau Bouca...
Category

Antique 1890s French Victorian Nautical Objects

Materials

Mahogany

  • French Carved Mahogany Wall Barometer
  • French Carved Mahogany Wall Barometer
  • French Carved Mahogany Wall Barometer
  • French Carved Mahogany Wall Barometer
H 23 in. W 18 in. D 4 in.
1780s French Gilt Wood Barometer
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1780s French gilt wood barometer.
Category

Antique 1780s Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood

  • 1780s French Gilt Wood Barometer
  • 1780s French Gilt Wood Barometer
  • 1780s French Gilt Wood Barometer
  • 1780s French Gilt Wood Barometer
H 40.5 in. W 14 in. D 2 in.
French Late 19th Century Barometer
By Selon Torricelli
Located in Atlanta, GA
French late 19th century barometer.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Scientific Instruments

Materials

Bronze

  • French Late 19th Century Barometer
  • French Late 19th Century Barometer
  • French Late 19th Century Barometer
  • French Late 19th Century Barometer
H 39.5 in. W 7 in. D 2 in.
Pair of French Walnut Clocks & Barometers
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French (Mid-19th Century) clock and barometer inset into carved walnut pendant frames. Crowned bearded male heads with decorative swags, scrolls, and floral wreaths. (PRICED ...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century French Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass, Walnut

18th Century French Giltwood Barometer
Located in Great Barrington, MA
18th century French neoclassical barometer from the Louis XVI period. Strictly a stunning decorative object with great style in giltwood. The face is in French.
Category

Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XVI Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass, Giltwood

  • 18th Century French Giltwood Barometer
  • 18th Century French Giltwood Barometer
  • 18th Century French Giltwood Barometer
  • 18th Century French Giltwood Barometer
H 40.5 in. W 18 in. D 2.5 in.
French Made Solid Brass Marine Barometer
Located in Norwell, MA
Highly polished solid brass nautical barometer by WM Senter & Co. WM Senter and Company was in business from 1869 to 1888 at 51 Exchange St in Portland, Maine. This is a holosteric b...
Category

Antique 1880s American Nautical Objects

Materials

Brass

Late 18th Century French Giltwood Barometer
Located in Essex, MA
Period late 18th century giltwood barometer. Original gilding. Carved overall with globe, and navigation instruments. Foliate and neoclassical motifs. Maker signed.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood

French Louis XVI Carved Giltwood Mercury Barometer
Located in Norwich, GB
Louis XVI carved giltwood and painted mercury wheel barometer. Eight inch circular painted wood register dial with central rosette within the scale calibrated from 27-28-29 and ...
Category

Antique 1780s French Louis XVI Wall Clocks

Materials

Giltwood

French 19th Century Black Forest Barometer
Located in Atlanta, GA
French 19th century black forest barometer.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Black Forest Scientific Instruments

Materials

Mahogany

French Early 19th Century Gilt Barometer
Located in Atlanta, GA
French early 19th century gilt barometer.
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Restauration Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood

  • French Early 19th Century Gilt Barometer
  • French Early 19th Century Gilt Barometer
  • French Early 19th Century Gilt Barometer
  • French Early 19th Century Gilt Barometer
H 34 in. W 19.5 in. D 3 in.
French Empire Clock and Barometer Desk Set
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A rare pair of French Empire desk or table ornaments comprising a matching clock and barometer. Each features a classical maiden in patinated bronze standing beside the clock or baro...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Bronze

Holosteric Barometer on a Eagle Stand, French, circa 1880
Located in London, GB
A "Holosteric" barometer on a eagle stand, by Pertuis, Hulot, Naudet et Cie of France, circa 1880. The barometer is mounted on a patinated copper stand in the form of a eagle with...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

18th Century French Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely period French Louis XVI giltwood barometer with beautiful patina. This antique French Louis XVI gilt wood barometer will add a touch of elegance to any home.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood

18th Century French Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer
Located in Great Barrington, MA
A stunningly beautiful 18th century French gold gilt barometer is a weather instrument with mercury-filled glass thermometer still in working order. Wonderfully ornate, carved wood f...
Category

Antique 1790s French Louis XVI Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Louis XVI Style Eagle Crested Barometer, France, 1838
By D. T. Letorey
Located in Atlanta, GA
Crested double-headed eagle atop an oval giltwood and painted black frame with neoclassical borders and carved designs. The dial with metal arms and exposed thermometer coil, and...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood, Glass, Paint

Louis XVI Gilt-Wood Barometer & Thermometer, France c. 1780
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Louis XVI Period Barometer & Thermometer Combination, originating in France & dating from the last quarter of the 18th century. The workings enclosed by a gilt-wood case with carve...
Category

Antique 1780s French Louis XVI Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood, Glass

18th Century French Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer
Located in Great Barrington, MA
A stunningly beautiful 18th century French gold gilt barometer is a weather instrument with mercury-filled glass thermometer still in working order. Wonderfully ornate, carved gilded...
Category

Antique 1790s French Louis XVI Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Wood

French 1820s Restauration Period Carved Giltwood Barometer Signed Gohin
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Restauration period carved giltwood barometer from the early 19th century, signed Gohin Ingénieur-Opticien on the face. Created in France during the Restauration period, thi...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Restauration Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass, Giltwood

Mid-Century French Louis XV Carved Giltwood Wall Barometer
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, antique Louis XV barometer was crafted in Paris, France, circa 1960. Square in shape, the wall piece features the original hand painted parchment paper barometer with F...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood

Rare Neoclassical Style French Giltwood Clock and Barometer Set
Located in London, GB
Rare neoclassical style French giltwood clock and barometer set French, 19th century Measures: Height 90cm, width 38cm, depth 12cm This duo comprises a wall clock and barometer,...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Wall Clocks

Materials

Enamel

19th Century French Baroque Style Barometer Case Mirror
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Highly decorative 19th century French Baroque style Barometer case mirror. Repurposed barometer wall hanging case of the 19th century now houses a circular mirror. The glorious pa...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Wall Mirrors

Materials

Giltwood

French Louis XV Style Gilded and Painted Wood Wall Barometer
Located in Bradenton, FL
19th Century French Louis XV style gilt and painted wood barometer. While not in working order, barometer has that wonderful old 'chippy' peeling patina. The carved wood frame and gi...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Decorative Art

Materials

Wood

French Mahogany Barometer with Thermometer by "L'Ingenieur Chevallier"
By Jean Gabriel Augustin Chevallier
Located in Pembroke, MA
Impressive French mahogany barometer and thermometer from the Louis-Philippe period (Circa 1840), by Jean Gabriel Augustin Chevalliier. The barometer features an indicator arrow adju...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal, Bronze

Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer
Located in Boston, MA
The white painted dial signed Cappy A Paris, 1773 within a laurel wreath carved case on a delicately carved flower entwined ribbon backplate ending in a tassel.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Decorative Art

Materials

Giltwood

  • Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer
  • Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer
  • Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer
  • Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer
H 47 in. W 18 in. D 3 in.
French Late 19th Century Louis XVI St. Giltwood Barometer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very handsome and decorative French late 19th century Louis XVI st. giltwood barometer. Fine carvings of scrolls and foliate throughout with a lyre shape above the painted baromete...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood

French Louis XVI Period Gilded Wood Barometer According to Torricelli
By Selon Torricelli
Located in LEGNY, FR
Large barometer in gilded wood according to Torricelli, 18th century. Louis XVI period. Evangelista Torricelli, born October 15, 1608 in Faenza, Emilia-Romagna and died October 2...
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XVI Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass, Wood

19th c. Giltwood Barometer
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carved and Giltwood Louis XVI Style Barometer
Category

Antique 19th Century French Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood

  • 19th c. Giltwood Barometer
  • 19th c. Giltwood Barometer
  • 19th c. Giltwood Barometer
  • 19th c. Giltwood Barometer
H 34.5 in. W 19 in. D 3 in.
Louis XV Giltwood Barometer
Located in Vista, CA
An elegant French gilded wood barometer with thermometer (period Louis XV, circa 1760). The face is signed (Bartesago and Chaunbery).
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Giltwood

  • Louis XV Giltwood Barometer
  • Louis XV Giltwood Barometer
  • Louis XV Giltwood Barometer
  • Louis XV Giltwood Barometer
H 39 in. W 16 in. D 3.5 in.
Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer
Located in Boston, MA
Of typical form‚ the giltwood body centered by a circular barometer dial flanked by pillars ending in flame‚ above a thermometer flanked by foliate branches‚ surmounted by swags.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood

  • Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer
  • Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer
  • Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer
  • Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer
H 41 in. W 16.5 in. D 4 in.
Louis XVI Period Barometer
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Very charming carved and gilded acanthus leaf framed Louis XVI period wall barometer with glass covered central dial and glass thermostat beneath; both with original hand written ter...
Category

Antique Early 18th Century French Louis XVI Scientific Instruments

  • Louis XVI Period Barometer
  • Louis XVI Period Barometer
  • Louis XVI Period Barometer
  • Louis XVI Period Barometer
H 38.5 in. W 15.5 in. D 6.75 in.
French Restauration 1820s Giltwood Barometer with Eagle Pediment after Toricelli
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A French Restauration period carved giltwood barometer after Toricelli. The painted dial on blue ground is adorned with a round of winged cherubs and an eight-point vegetal rose in t...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Restauration Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass, Giltwood

Jacques Adnet Style Mid-Century Modern Leather Barometer, France, 1950s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Paris, FR
Jacques Adnet style Mid-Century Modern leather barometer, France 1950s In a very good general condition.            
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Giltwood Barometer Thermometer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant and extremely decorative French 18th century Louis XVI period giltwood barometer thermometer. The most decorative barometer thermometer retains its original glass pane enc...
Category

Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood

French Rococo Style Gilt Bronze Clock and Barometer by Charpentier
By Charpentier et Cie
Located in London, GB
Designed in the French Rococo style, this clock and barometer set have been beautifully ornamented with scrolling foliate gilt bronze forms. The two are diamond shaped, with symmetri...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Rococo Wall Clocks

Materials

Enamel, Ormolu, Bronze

French Tall Provençal Barometer with Hand Painted Floral Decor, circa 1780
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French provençal wooden barometer from the late 18th century, with hand painted floral décor and thermometer. Born in Provence during the later years of the 18th century, this love...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Decorative Art

Materials

Glass, Wood

French Directoire to Empire Giltwood Barometer Case Early 19th Century
Located in Nashville, TN
French gilt barometer case. Selon Coricelly, late 18th or early 19th century, Lyre top & octagonal lower case with star decoration "Barometre, par Aroldi Opt-en a Beaumont, some old ...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Directoire Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood

Barometer Signed Jecker, Paris 1800
Located in Milan, IT
Mahogany wall barometer consisting of a glass tube containing mercury with its reserve. On the top part a chevron shaped pediment and a screwed brass plate with a small alcohol ther...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

  • Barometer Signed Jecker, Paris 1800
  • Barometer Signed Jecker, Paris 1800
  • Barometer Signed Jecker, Paris 1800
  • Barometer Signed Jecker, Paris 1800
H 39 in. W 4.25 in. D 4.25 in.
Antique French Black Forest Barometer, Foliage & Natur Mort Carving, Circa 1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French black forest Barometer with Intricate Foliage & Natur Mort carving, Circa 1880.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Scientific Instruments

Materials

Walnut

Louis XVI Period Giltwood Barometer
Located in Ross, CA
This beautifully carved Louis XVI barometer follows the designs of Evangelista Torricelli, an Italian physicist who was a student of Galileo and who is credited with inventing the fi...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass, Giltwood

  • Louis XVI Period Giltwood Barometer
  • Louis XVI Period Giltwood Barometer
  • Louis XVI Period Giltwood Barometer
  • Louis XVI Period Giltwood Barometer
H 40 in. W 12 in. D 4 in.
French Late 18th Ormolu and Sèvres Porcelain Barometer, Signed Giroux
By Alphonse Giroux et Cie
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An most elegant and extremely high quality French late 18th/ beginning of the 19th century, ormolu and Sèvres porcelain barometer, signed Giroux. The barometer has a central bottom a...
Category

Antique 18th Century French Scientific Instruments

Materials

Ormolu

Antique French Neoclassical style Ormolu Clock and Barometer Set by Mottheau
By Maison Mottheau et Fils
Located in London, GB
Manufactured in the Louis XVI style, both clock and barometer are encased within an ormolu case and flanked on either side by trumpet wielding cherubs, each surmounted with a patinat...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI More Clocks

Materials

Bronze, Enamel

French Empire Period Carved Giltwood Mirror, Formerly a Barometer, 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
In the shape of a lyre, the dial face replaced by a mirrorplate, in near perfect restored condition, the carving featuring grapes and vines, rosettes, acanthus leaves, and a star, fi...
Category

Antique 1810s French Empire Wall Mirrors

Louis XVI Style Barometers and Thermometers by H. Dasson, France, Circa 1880
By Henry Dasson
Located in PARIS, FR
A companion pair of Louis XVI style barometer and thermometer finely decorated with gilt bronze acanthus leaves and seeds on green velvet, each with a polychrome decorated enamel pla...
Category

Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Scientific Instruments

Materials

Bronze, Enamel

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Kingwood and Ormolu Barometer/Thermometer
By François Linke
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and extremely high quality French 19th century Louis XV st. kingwood and ormolu barometer/thermometer, signed F. Linke. The barometer is centered by a fine richly chased f...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Scientific Instruments

Materials

Ormolu

  • 1
Get Updated with New Arrivals
Save "French Barometer", and we’ll notify you when there are new listings in this category.

French Barometer For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic French barometer available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and giltwood, every French barometer was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer French barometer, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A French barometer made by Louis XVI designers — as well as those associated with Louis XV — is very popular. Henry Dasson, Hermès and Maison Mottheau et Fils each produced at least one beautiful French barometer that is worth considering.

Finding the Right Scientific Instruments for You

Decorating with vintage, new and antique scientific instruments, as well as other authentic collectibles and curiosities that can be found on 1stDibs, presents an opportunity to create a unique, natural history museum-like atmosphere in your home that can provoke conversation as often as it pays tribute to how far we’ve come in understanding our world.

The Age of Discovery (or the Age of Exploration) refers to a period during the 15th to 18th centuries that saw Europeans taking to the high seas to explore, trade and conquer various regions of the world. What we know about geography, the advancement of sea vessels and the development of scientific instruments all broadened significantly during this time.

With every new finding about our world, scientists invented tools to measure and record. While many of these objects are now obsolete, they are essentially works of art and have a rich history. Scientific instruments of a bygone era represent how far science and technology have advanced.

If you’re interested in introducing antique scientific instruments and tools to your decor to add contrast or draw attention to otherwise unexplored corners of your living room or dining room, there are many options to consider as far as textures and colors go. Like any curious decorative object that draws attention to your home library or mantel, vintage scientific instruments will likely add spirit to any conversation that might take place over cocktails or dinner.

Create an intriguing focal point with Georgian scientific instruments, such as stick barometers with mahogany cases or lacquered brass telescopes. These items stem from an era named for the monarchies of the four King Georges, who ruled England in succession starting in 1714 (plus King William’s reign, which lasted until 1837). Just as there was beautiful jewelry produced during the period that today is coveted by collectors, there is much to be found in the collectibles and curiosities realm too.

Mid-century modern scientific instruments also capture a period of rapid progress, representing groundbreaking discoveries that defined the 20th century. Wouldn’t antique anatomical models of the 1950s pair well with your eye-catching abstract paintings, George Nelson clock or Florence Knoll sofa?

Whether you’re looking for a way to showcase your passion for chemistry or aviation or are making room in your foyer for a breathtaking industrial-style electronic time tower manufactured by Patek Philippe, 1stDibs offers a collection of vintage, new and antique scientific instruments that includes topographic tools, laboratory equipment and more.

Questions About French Barometer
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Three broad categories of barometers include cistern, angle or diagonal, and aneroid. The cistern barometer was created in the 1600s and provided a safe and portable option. An angle barometer is a modification of the original and includes a mercury cistern. The aneroid barometer didn’t rely on the expansion of liquid, rather the movement of mechanical parts. Shop a range of antique and vintage barometers on 1stDibs.

Read More

The Sparkling Legacy of Tiffany & Co. Explained, One Jewel at a Time

The Sparkling Legacy of Tiffany & Co. Explained, One Jewel at a Time

A gorgeous new book celebrates — and memorializes — the iconic jeweler’s rich heritage.

What Makes a Gem-Encrusted Chess Set Worth $4 Million?

What Makes a Gem-Encrusted Chess Set Worth $4 Million?

The world’s most opulent chess set, weighing in at 513 carats, is literally fit for a king and queen.

Tauba Auerbach’s Geometric Pop-Up Book Is Mighty Rare, Thanks to a Hurricane

Tauba Auerbach’s Geometric Pop-Up Book Is Mighty Rare, Thanks to a Hurricane

This sculptural art book has an epic backstory of its own.

Step inside the Storied Mansions of Palm Beach’s Most Effervescent Architect

Step inside the Storied Mansions of Palm Beach’s Most Effervescent Architect

From Spanish-style courtyards to fanciful fountains, these acclaimed structures abound in surprising and elegant details.

Known for Its Funky Furniture, Atelier Biagetti Has Launched Golden Workout Equipment

Known for Its Funky Furniture, Atelier Biagetti Has Launched Golden Workout Equipment

The couple behind the fabled Italian studio are both loved and hated for their rascally conceptual design projects. Now, they're venturing into sustainable luxury gym products and perfecting coffee. Photo courtesy of Atelier Biagetti

Medal-Worthy Memorabilia from Previous Summer Olympics

Medal-Worthy Memorabilia from Previous Summer Olympics

Gear up for the highly anticipated Tokyo Games with unique items that celebrate athletes, events and host countries.

A Heady Group of Industry Insiders Pick the World’s Top Interior Designers

A Heady Group of Industry Insiders Pick the World’s Top Interior Designers

With a vast range of styles and perspectives, this global roster of talents represents the best of design.

Why ‘Nest’ Was Best: The Rule-Breaking Interiors Mag Gets a Second Act

Why ‘Nest’ Was Best: The Rule-Breaking Interiors Mag Gets a Second Act

Designer Todd Oldham takes a loving look back at the shelter pub whose eclectic style and substance inspired so much about the way we live now.